HC Deb 30 April 1968 vol 763 c160W
Mr. Judd

asked the Minister of Health what have been the value and extent of the hospital building programme in Portsmouth in each of the past five years; and what it is estimated they will be in each of the next five years.

Mr. Snow

Capital expenditure on the hospital building programme in Portsmouth in the last five financial years has been as follows:

1963–64 114,000
1964–65 213,000
1965–66 745,000
1966–67 964,000
1967–68 485,000

The main schemes have provided new or improved facilities at St. Mary's, Queen Alexandra and St. James' Hospitals.

Capital expenditure in 1968–69 is estimated at about £400,000. I cannot give details of capital expenditure for subsequent years, but present plans include the start of further major schemes in the area.