HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 c158W
92. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Minister of Health what tasks of a more urgent nature have caused the hospital board to postpone its previously announced schedule for a maternity home at Harwich; and why it did not know about these projects when it announced their intended plans last year.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Only £1,000 was ever included for this scheme in the 1955–56 programme and increased costs on more urgent schemes already in the programme will now preclude expenditure on this maternity unit in the current financial year. Capital programmes must always be subject to review in the light of such developments.