HC Deb 12 November 1974 vol 881 c53W
22. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she will give the latest available figures for the approval of projects for the building of health centres; and how these compare with the numbers approved a year ago.

Dr. Owen

I have authorised development work on 144 health centres to proceed in 1974–75. Building starts have been approved on 23 schemes and health authorities are inviting tenders for a further 75 on which a start will be made this year where an acceptable tender is received in time. Building work started on 89 schemes in 1973–74.