§ Mr. Ingram
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of the time scale and funding arrangements for the proposed new build hospital facility at Hairmyres.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The Hairmyres and Stonehouse Hospitals NHS trust is currently seeking a private sector partner to design and build a new hospital at Hairmyres, East Kilbride. The Scottish Office Department of Health expects to received a full business case from the trust in the spring on 1996. Subject to approval, final contractual and planning issues will be completed in 1996 with a start on site scheduled for early 1997.