HC Deb 23 January 1990 vol 165 cc669-70W
67. Sir David Price

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will give his approval for a new eye hospital for the Southampton and South West Hampshire health district, the details of which have been submitted to his Department.

Mr. Freeman

The Department is responsible for giving approval in principle, within delegated limits, to any scheme which starts a cycle of project development with a total works cost of over £10 million. The total cost of the proposed relocation plan for the Southampton eye hospital is, I understand, around £4 million and therefore not subject to departmental approval.