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Surplus Hospital Buildings

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the inquiry into the sale of Robroyston hospital, he will place an embargo on the sale of all former hospital buildings in Scotland; and which former hospital buildings have been sold or are in the process of being sold since the sale of Robroyston.

I do not think it necessary to stop the sale of all property surplus to Health Service requirements, but I have called a temporary halt to the disposal of certain major properties.Since the sale of Robroyston, Kirkcaldy orthopaedic hospital and Grove and Grib-

I shall send the information to the hon. Member when it is available and will place a copy in the Library.