HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 c96W
Mr. Boyes

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) when he expects building to start on the proposed community hospital in Washington;

(2) when he plans to commence building the proposed new district hospital to serve the people of the Houghton and Washington constituency.

Mrs. Currie

The timing of major capital developments is for the relevant regional health authority to determine in the light of local priorities and available resources. I understand that the Northern regional health authority is currently undertaking a detailed review of its capital programme and will be making firm decisions later this month. The hon. Member may therefore wish to write to the chairman of Northern regional health authority for further information.