§ 27. Mr. David Shaw
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on capital expenditure in the health service. 
§ Mr. Horam
The last 10 years have seen the largest sustained building programme in the history of the national health service with over 700 schemes each costing over £1 million being completed. It is anticipated580W that £1.9 billion will be spent in 1996–97 on constructing, improving and modernising NHS buildings using both public capital.