Dr. Vaughan: As indicated in my reply to the hon. Member for Newham, North West (Mr. Lewis) on 18 June 1981—[Vol. 6, c. 427.]—an independent firm of structural engineers has, for the past 13 months, been investigating structural faults in the new cardiac unit that have prevented its occupation and use.
A final report has not yet been received but the board is continuing to pursue the matter vigorously with a view to implementing remedial work and the occupation of the building as soon as possible.
I shall make a statement when the full facts are known.