§ Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 12 March,Official Report, column 702, if he will make a statement on the 368W nature of the NHS projects which are being considered for the involvement of the private sector. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 9 May 1995]: All current proposals for capital projects in the NHS in Scotland have been considered, as opportunities under the private finance initiative. The NHS trusts managing the schemes in progress to build new hospital facilities in Edinburgh and Lanarkshire are seeking private sector partners to design, build and finance the new facilities and also to operate a range of non-clinical services within the new hospitals.