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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-33518
Asked by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 25 November 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32418 by Jeane Freeman on 23 October 2020, when a decision on funding for a new Edinburgh Cancer Centre will be made.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020


Answer

Funding decisions for all major infrastructure projects are taken as part of the development of the Scottish Government's Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP). Funding for this project will be considered when the IIP is next updated and after we have received an approved business case.

NHS Lothian have submitted an Initial Agreement (IA) for the development of a new Edinburgh Cancer Centre (which is the first stage in the business case process) and that will be reviewed by the Capital Investment Group (CIG) at their meeting in December. No decision on funding will be made until the CIG is satisfied that the strategic case for investment has been effectively evidenced.