HC Deb 25 October 1916 vol 86 cc1128-9

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the Poor Law school at Southall has been converted into a hospital for wounded soldiers; whether it is satisfactory; whether additional building or structural alteration was required; and whether he will state the cost of such addition or alteration?


The schools in question have been lent to the Australian authorities for the purpose of a military hospital. Owing to the absence of lifts and for other reasons a large proportion of the accommodation is not suitable for acute cases. Otherwise my right hon. Friend believes the institution is suitable for the class of cases treated there. He understands that it has been necessary to refurnish the whole of the institution, but he has no information as to the cost.