§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made towards the provision of funding for the third stage of the Downe Hospital. 
§ 7. Mr. Worthington
The Down Lisburn Trust has asked to proceed to a Full Business Case and public funding for a new Downe Hospital. I need to decide what public investment will best serve the local population well into 261W the next century. My officials have been examining the proposal and I will be considering this analysis in the next few days. When I have made my decision I will discuss the way ahead with the Trust and the hon. Gentleman.