§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the business case for a multi-storey car park at the Royal Victoria infirmary was received; when a partner company was selected; when the proposals was submitted for private finance initiative approval; and when he expects to announce the commencement of construction. 
§ Mr. Horam
The full business case for this development was received by the former Northern and Yorkshire regional health authority in August 1994. A partner company was selected in March 1993. The proposal was submitted for private finance initiative approval and it was approved by the national health service executive in February 1995. The Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals national health service trust expects to announce commencement of construction shortly.