§ MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the inquiry promised by him on the 25th May as to the smallpox hospital recently erected by the town council of Nottingham has been made, and with what results, in respect of the proximity of population thereto, both resident and working; and whether he has taken, or proposes to take, any further steps in the matter for the protection of those affected by the erection of this hospital.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
One of the medical inspectors of my Department has visited this hospital, and has made a Report on the subject. It appears that although the population actually resident in the neighbourhood does not exceed the number which I should regard as permissible if it was proposed to raise a loan in connection with the hospital, yet a considerable number of workmen are daily employed within half-a-mile of the site. I have written to the town council pointing out the objections to the site, and urging them to endeavour to obtain another.