HC Deb 28 November 1973 vol 865 cc178-9W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the hospital building programme.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

From 1st April 1972 to 31st March 1973 capital expenditure on hospital building charged to the National Health Service (Scotland) Vote was £22.5 million. This compares with £18.4 million in 1971–72 and £14.7 million in 1970–71. The units provided during the year in new or converted buildings include 1,153 beds and a variety of other hospital facilities. The value of these completed schemes was £16.6 million. The total value of all schemes in progress on 31st March 1973 by type of development was made un as follows :

Estimated Value £
New hospitals 64,694,000
Additional beds in existing hospitals 6,196,000
Other improvements in existing hospitals 3,373,000
Operating theatres 1,017,000
X-ray and radiotherapy departments 265,000
Out-patient and casualty departments 575,000
Other medical departments 512,000
Laundries, kitchen and engineering works 3,799,000
Other departments 4,186,000