§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the development and financing of the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and what representation he has received on the concerns of health care associations regarding future health care provision in the Edinburgh area. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust is currently negotiating a PFI contract with its private sector partner for the delivery of the New Royal Infirmary. The development of the new facility on the south-east of Edinburgh is fully consistent with the Lothian Acute Strategy published in 1992.