§ MR. RITCHIE
asked the President of the Local Government Board, What steps have been taken with the view of closing the temporary Smallpox Hospital at Limehouse in accordance with the understanding conveyed to the House?
§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH
, in reply, said, that from information he had just received he understood that the hospital at Fulham would be open for the reception of patients to-morrow (Saturday), and that the hospital at Deptford also was nearly ready. In works of that kind, delay sometimes arose from causes, such as the weather, for which the contractors did not make sufficient allowance.