§ MR. MENDL (Plymouth)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Admiralty intend to build an infectious diseases hospital on the eastern portion of the Naval Hospital grounds at East Stonehouse; and whether, having regard to the fact that this site is adjacent to a very densely and poorly populated quarter of the borough of Plymouth, the Admiralty will, in any decision that may be arrived at in the matter, consider the danger to the neighbourhood involved in the erection of a hospital for the treatment of infectious diseases; and whether the Admiralty are prepared to consider the advisability of maintaining hulks in Plymouth Sound for the purpose of isolating and treating infectious diseases, such as are now maintained by the local authorities of Plymouth, Devonport, and. Stonehouse?
§ MR. KEARLEY (Devonport)
At the same time may I ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether a new hospital for the treatment of infectious diseases is about to be erected on the eastern 851 portion of the Naval Hospital grounds at East Stonehouse; whether he is aware that this site is situate in a district very densely populated by the poorer classes; and whether, under these circumstances, due consideration will be given to the danger to the surrounding district involved in the construction of an infectious hospital?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
New wards for the treatment of infectious cases are being erected on the site named to replace the existing infectious wards which are unsuitable for the purpose and are required for other cases, owing to the growth of the Fleet. The new wards will be properly isolated in accordance with the rules of the Local Government Board, and will cause no danger to the surrounding district.