HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 cc260-1W
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. [26871]

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 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.

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