§ Mr. Roebuck
asked the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the operating theatre was completed at the Royal 274W Naval Hospital, Bighi, Malta; what was the cost; and what are the plans for its use consequent upon the rundown of British forces in the area.
§ Dr. David Owen
Work on the operating theatre at the Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi, Malta, was commenced in July, 1966 and was completed in October, 1967 at a cost of £50,000 for works services and specialised equipment. It is expected to continue in use until 1970, when its function and specialised equipment will be transferred to Imtarfa hospital. The future of the hospital building itself is not yet decided.