Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Minister of Health if he will state the projected expenditure on hospital building in 1968– 69 for Newcastle-upon-Tyne and for the Northern Region compared with the south-east of England, England and Wales, and England, Wales and Scotland.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Civil Estimates for the year in question have yet to be presented, but it is envisaged that subject to Parliamentary approval expenditure on hospital building will be approximately £110 million in Great Britain and £96.5 million in England and Wales. Annual outgoings on capital projects in particular areas are liable to fluctuation, but expenditure is at present forecast at £35 million in the South-Eastern Economic Planning Region, £4.25 million in the Northern Economic Planning Region and £0.5 million in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.