§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, by health board area, the major upgrading projects for geriatric and mental hospitals which are now awaiting expenditure approval.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
Schemes for the upgrading of existing hospitals are usually small enough to be contained within the boards' ordinary building programme and my Department's approval is not required for them. No major upgrading projects for geriatric and mental hospitals are awaiting approval in principle from my Department.