asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many best buy hospitals have now been commissioned in two or more phases, each phase being under £6 million; and if she will give early sanction to building a new district general hospital at Maidstone on this basis.
§ Dr. Owen
None. The two best buy hospitals already built and the one under construction are all single-phase projects. It has not yet been possible to notify regional health authorities of the planning assumptions to be adopted for the years 1976–77–4978–79. When these arc notified the authority will need to decide what relative priority can be afforded to this development and then to consider the design and phasing of the project.