§ Mr. Whitlock
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the proposal for a new ward block scheme for the Nottingham City Hospital was first formulated; how many times it has been deferred; and whether the latest deferment is by the decision of the Trent Regional Health Authority.
§ Dr. Owen
The proposals was formulated in 1971. For planning purposes a start in 1974–75 was assumed, but this was later revised to 1975–76 because other schemes were considered to have higher priority. The Trent Regional Health Authority is currently considering its priorities for 1975–76 within its overall budget.