HC Deb 22 July 1912 vol 41 cc791-2

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state what will be the difference in Wiltshire between the amount for capital expenditure on sanatoria on the basis of population recommended by the Astor Report and the amount that will actually be available for that purpose?


If sanatorium provision were made for Wiltshire on the basis recommended in the Astor Report of one bed for every 5,000 inhabitants, it would amount to fifty-seven or fifty-eight beds. Adopting the estimate of cost of £150 per bed, which is suggested in the Astor Report, the total cost would amount to about £8,600; and, if a Grant of three-fifths of this sum were given, it would amount to £5,160. The actual Grant which may be made must depend upon various circumstances: amongst others, the capital expenditure required for other parts of a complete scheme, namely, the provision of dispensaries, hospitals, and separate institutions for children.