HC Deb 16 November 1964 vol 702 c3W
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.