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New Hospital, Truro

Volume 645: debated on Monday 24 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Health when tenders are to be invited for the new area hospital at Truro; and when work on it will begin.

Will the Minister explain the delay, because at the end of November last he said in this House that the working drawings of the first phase would be completed by the end of December and the bills of quantities would be ready by May of this year? Why is there to be a delay of twelve months in the laying of the foundation stone?

The laying of the foundation stone does not follow immediately upon the completion of the bills of quantities. I am satisfied that this is going ahead so as to enable me to lay the stone next spring.