HC Deb 25 July 1923 vol 167 cc448-9
44. Mr. R. DAVIES

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that the voluntary hospitals of the country are crowded and subject to long waiting lists and that a large number of beds are unused in the Poor Law hospitals, he can take some immediate action to remove this anomaly?


I do not think I could usefully undertake any general action in the direction suggested, but I should be very glad to consider any proposals which may be put forward by boards of guardians and the authorities of the hospitals for the general use of surplus accommodation in, Poor Law infirmaries.