§ Mr. Lamond
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the new hospital to be built in Oldham is to be started; when is the estimated completion date; and what is the estimated total cost.
§ Mr. Alison
A district general hospital to serve the Oldham area is in the preliminary stages of planning. It is too early to say when it will be started or completed. At current prices the hospital is expected to cost £12 million.