§ 51. Mrs. Braddock
asked the Minister of Health what is the total amount of the decrease in the financial content of the hospital building programme 1963 to 1974 shown by the latest revision as compared with the programme previously agreed for the Liverpool Regional Hospital Board; how many schemes have now been excluded until the period 1970 to 1974; and how many schemes were originally included in the 4W period up to 1972–73 but have now been deferred beyond 1974.
§ Mr. Barber
The financial content of the hospital building programme for this region has not been decreased, as implied in the hon. Member's Question. On the contrary, this year's revision shows an increase for the region of £11 million compared with what was originally proposed.
The answer to the second part of the Question is None. Of the schemes which were in the programme following the first revision one is now likely to start some time after 1974.