§ Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith
asked the Minister of Health how many hospital building projects he has postponed or cut from the programme laid down for the South-Eastern Regional Area by the previous Government; and what capital saving this represents in 1965, 1966 and 1967.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
The hon. Member will be aware that an extra £5 million has been provided by this Government for hospital building in the financial year 1965–66. The South-East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board received a share of this additional money. No reductions have been made in provisional capital allocations for later years announced by the previous Government. Hospital Boards are at present reviewing their programmes for succeeding years, and until their proposals are complete I am unable to say what changes in priorities may need to be made within the resources available.