§ Mrs. McAlister
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress he has to report in relation to the provision of more hospital beds for maternity cases in Glasgow.
§ Mr. Maclay
The Western Regional Hospital Board is now preparing detailed proposals for a new 100 bed maternity hospital at Yorkhill with a view to beginning construction in 1960. I am now considering a further proposal to provide when the Board's programme permits 30 new beds at the David Elder Infirmary, Govan. The Board is also examining the possibility of converting some existing hospital accommodation for maternity purposes.