HC Deb 02 February 1968 vol 757 c432W
Mr. Bob Brown

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the projected expenditure on hospital building in 1968– 69 for Newcastle-upon-Tyne and for the Northern Region compared with the south-east of England, England and Wales, and England, Wales and Scotland.

Mr. K. Robinson

Civil Estimates for the year in question have yet to be presented, but it is envisaged that subject to Parliamentary approval expenditure on hospital building will be approximately £110 million in Great Britain and £96.5 million in England and Wales. Annual outgoings on capital projects in particular areas are liable to fluctuation, but expenditure is at present forecast at £35 million in the South-Eastern Economic Planning Region, £4.25 million in the Northern Economic Planning Region and £0.5 million in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.