§ Mr. Kennedy
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to be in a position to respond to the request from the Highland health board for the proposed change of use of the Ross memorial hospital, Dingwall, and the proposed closure of the Nicholson MacKenzie hospital, Strathpeffer; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John MacKay
My right hon. and learned Friend has received a formal submission from the Highland health board seeking approval for its proposals. A decision will be made once the submission has been fully considered.