§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Health whether he will publish in HANSARD details showing at what rate new hospitals were commenced during the past 13 years.
§ Mr. Robinson
It is not always easy to say when a building scheme represents the start of a new hospital. From 1951 onwards the starts of building schemes which were envisaged as the first phase of a new hospital or of the virtually complete reconstruction of a hospital were as follows:
1951–Nil; 1952–1; 1953–Nil; 1954–1; 1955–2; 1956–5; 1957–7; 1958–5; 1959–11; 1960–12; 1961–11; 1962–15; 1963–23.