HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 cc162-3W
62. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the price paid for, or estimated cost of acquiring, land for the construction of the new maternity hospital to be erected at Bellshill, Kirkcaldy; the rateable value of the land; and the estimated cost of erecting the new building.

Mr. J. Stuart

Negotiations are on the point of completion for the acquisition of two areas of land, extending to some 12 acres in all, adjacent to the existing maternity hospital at Bellshill, Lanarkshire; the cost of acquisition is not expected to exceed £500. The two areas are not at present separately assessed for rating purposes. The cost of erecting the proposed new maternity hospital, including nurses' accommodation, is estimated at £500,000.

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