HC Deb 25 November 1974 vol 882 cc79-80W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the present position is in respect of the new Castle Lane General Hospital; and when she expects work to commence thereon.

Dr. Owen

The Wessex Regional Health Authority is carrying out the normal planning procedures in respect of this hospital. It is not possible to say when building work will actually start. This will depend on the amounts of capital to be made available to the regional health authority for 1975–76 and subsequent years and these amounts are not known yet.