Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Donegal Hospitals: Contractors.

asked the Minister for Health if he will state whether the contractors for Letterkenny and Dungloe hospitals have yet been appointed.

Tenders have been received for the erection of new hospitals at Letterkenny and Dungloe and for the mechanical and electrical installations. Consideration of the tenders by the local authority and in my Department is not yet entirely completed. It is expected, however, that the local authority will soon be in a position to enter into the various contracts.