HC Deb 06 May 1970 vol 801 cc127-8W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many starts have been made in the building of new hospitals in the period since October, 1964; what were the comparable figures in each comparable period from 1951 to October, 1964; and what was the cost, actual and estimated, in each period.

Mr. Ross:

Since October, 1964, 13 new hospitals have been started in Scotland. The numbers of such starts in the preceding periods of 5½ years were 11 (March. 1969-September, 1964) 7 (September, 1953-March, 1959) and 1 (started in 1952). The estimated total cost of the major schemes at these hospitals started since October, 1964, is £33 million,

many proposals by education authorities involving the modernisation of primary schools as I can within the total amount of investment now available, subject to the need to give priority to the provision of additional school places. Capital investment is not allocated specifically for primary school modernisation.