§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has of the cost of building a dental hospital in Edinburgh in the event of the University Grants Committee working party's proposals for rationalising Edinburgh and Dundee dental schools going ahead.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 21 April 1988]: Current plans are to build a replacement dental hospital in Edinburgh for about £5.5 million. No firm estimate has been prepared of the cost of expanding the proposed dental hospital to take account of the working party's proposals for a larger student intake to the Edinburgh dental school than that accommodated in the current hospital plans.