HC Deb 06 November 1973 vol 863 cc146-7W
31. Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to authorise the building of the health centre in Long Eaton, work on which was due to start last July.

Mr. Alison

My right hon. Friend hopes to complete by about the turn of the year a review of health centre projects which local authorities have indicated could be started during 1974–75 if sufficient funds were available. I cannot anticipate now whether this scheme will be selected.

39. Mr. Orbach

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what requests he has had for loan sanction for health centres in the Stockport area for the years 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973; and how many of these requests have been refused.

Mr. Alison

Between 1970 and 1972 one application was received; it was approved. No application has been received during 1973 but the Stockport County Borough Council has been informed that, for the reasons set out in my reply to the hon. Member's letter of 3rd October, approval for building to start during 1973–74 cannot be given to the proposed health centres at Heaton Norris and Shaw Heath.