HC Deb 21 January 1991 vol 184 c29W
Mr. Kilfedder

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the district valuer placed a valuation on the land and buildings at Crawfordsburn hospital; what was this value; to whom it was communicated; and when.

Dr. Mawhinney

The district valuer was asked by the DHSS on 5 November 1990 to provide a valuation of the premises and also advise on a disposal strategy, should the premises be declared surplus. The district valuer replied on 15 November 1990 to the DHSS advising that, if declared surplus, the premises should be marketed widely throughout the United Kingdom. I am advised that it could be prejudicial to any future sale if the DV's valuation, which may become an effective reserve price, were made known at this time.