HC Deb 29 April 1974 vol 872 cc364-5W
Mr. MacFarlane

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will announce her Department's plans for redeveloping the Belmont and Henderson Hospitals when the South-West Hospital Management Board has vacated the premises.

Dr. David Owen

As I explained in my reply to the hon. Member on 8th April, these premises are unlikely to be vacated until late 1975 at the earliest. In the event of the land then being declared surplus to NHS requirements, the usual procedures for disposal of Government land will be put into operation.—[Vol. 872, c. 47–8.]