§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list by region the number of hospitals which have been considered for capital support against future site sale.
§ Mr. Freeman
Regional health authorities decide their own priorities for capital projects within overall limitations on their spending. Health authorities' plans for development of services in their area may involve the relocation of services from existing sites, with the eventual potential for sale of surplus sites, but it is not generally possible to link particular hospital developments with site sales. The Department does not provide capital support against specific future site sales.