§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will state the outcome of his Departments' recent planning/appraisal exercise in relation to St. Faith's hospital, Brentwood.263W
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
The planning/investment appraisal exercise in relation to St. Faith's hospital, Brentwood, was carried out by a member of the Department's staff as a pilot project to test the possibilities for adopting investment appraisal techniques more widely in the NHS. The report was sent to the North-East Thames regional health authority in September and it will be for the health authorities concerned to make proposals for any changes in connection with this hospital. Any proposals made would be subject to the normal consultation procedure.