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New Maternity Hospital, Bellshill

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th February 1961.

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Photo of Mr John Timmons Mr John Timmons , Bothwell 12:00 am, 14th February 1961

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when it is estimated that the new maternity hospital at Bells-hill is likely to be completed.

Photo of Hon. Thomas Galbraith Hon. Thomas Galbraith , Glasgow Hillhead

The Western Regional Hospital Board expects that the hospital will be completed in the autumn of this year

Photo of Mr John Timmons Mr John Timmons , Bothwell

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in 1953 a decision was taken to go ahead with this hospital? Is he aware that it has taken a considerable time to get it completed, and can he give any reason for the delay?

Photo of Hon. Thomas Galbraith Hon. Thomas Galbraith , Glasgow Hillhead

I cannot admit that there has been any avoidable delay since building began.

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

There have been eight years.