HC Deb 18 February 1980 vol 979 cc43-4W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations have been made to him regarding the need to upgrade National Health Service premises to provide confidentiality during consultations; and if he will provide loans or grants to general practitioners for this purpose.

Mr. Fairgrieve

[pursuant to the reply, 3 December 1979, c. 42]: I wish to give the following amended reply:

Representations about the need to improve arrangements at health centres were sent to my Department by the Association of Local Health Councils. Grants are available to general practitioners for certain improvements to surgery premises other than health centres and the General Practice Finance Corporation has power to make loans to provide new or improved premises. If the hon. Member has a particular case in mind I have no doubt the appropriate health board will be happy to look into it.

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