§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to sanction the beginning of a new general hospital in West Fife.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
As I informed the hon. Member in my reply on 7th April a new district general hospital for West Fife is in the South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board's list of desirable projects but within the resources available it could not be included in the programme for the period after 1971–72 which was announced on 20th April, 1970; this is still the position. Provision has, however, been made in the programme for the geriatric and psycho-geriatric unit in West Fife which it is intended to build on the site to be acquired for the district general hospital.—[Vol. 865, c.138.]