§ Sir J. Gilmour
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can now announce additions to the hospital building programme.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
I have reviewed the programme of major hospital building projects which was announced by my predecessor on 20th April, 1970, and have found it possible to authorise regional boards to put in hand preliminary planning on the additional schemes listed below. These schemes have been allotted to priority bands in the programme as shown.
I am also arranging for discussions to be held with regional boards for the purpose of selecting schemes for an additional band or bands in the programme, and I hope to announce an extension of the programme towards the end of this year or early in 1972.
Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee—Provision of a new geriatric unit. (This takes the place of part of the scheme for improvements at Dundee Royal Infirmary which is in the present programme and which has now been reduced in scale.)
Glasgow Royal Infirmary—Upgrading of accommodation in existing building.
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh—Replacement of in-patient accommodation. (This takes the place of a scheme for upgrading existing accommodation which is in the present programme.)
Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital—Replacement on a new site.
Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School—Replacement on a new site.