HC Deb 01 December 1971 vol 827 cc105-6W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, as a contribution to the reduction of unemployment, he will sanction immediately the commencement of the building of a new general hospital in West Fife.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I shall consider this scheme in connection with an extension of the hospital building programme which I expect to announce early in 1972. But even if it were included in the programme, a considerable period would be required for planning before building could commence.