HC Deb 28 January 1975 vol 885 cc78-9W
36. Mr. Norman Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she will make a statement on her building plans for the Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.

Dr. Owen

The difficult economic circumstances we face mean we have only been able partially to restore the 20 per cent. cuts in the hospital building programme made by our predecessors in December 1973. As a result, it will only be possible for a very few schemes of the highest priority to start in 1975–6 and it is unlikely that these will include the Good Hope Hosptal. I shall shortly be asking regional health authorities to consider priorities for 1976–77 and thereafter.

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