§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the estimated capital cost of the maternity component of 100 beds, or similar figure, planned for the new nucleus design of hospital; and when plans for such units will be available.
§ Mr. Moyle
Design work on the nucleus maternity department is at a very early stage and it is expected that the data will be available towards the end of 1977. It is therefore not possible to provide an accurate estimate of cost, but regard will be had to the normal cost limit for a 100 bed maternity department, of about £1.7 million.