Hospitals (Geriatric Beds)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1977.

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Photo of Mr Harry Ewing Mr Harry Ewing , Stirling Falkirk and Grangemouth 12:00 am, 26th October 1977

In Scotland there are 147·7 hospital beds per thousand population. We are extremely near the target level, and in some areas, once the new capital building programme has been completed, we shall be in excess of that target. However, I take note of the right hon. Lady's proposition and I shall look at it, but I cannot hold out any great hopes or firm commitment.