§ 76. Mr. EDE
asked the Minister of health if he is aware that it is proposed to spend £30,000 in alterations to the Reigate and Redhill Hospital, which is built on a cramped and unsuitable site; whether the Surrey Voluntary Hospitals Committee, of which the Lord Chancellor is chairman, has given careful consideration to the proposal and has advised the hospital authorities not to proceed on the present site; and whether, in view of the urgent need for a modern, well-equipped hospital to serve the south-eastern area of Surrey, and especially having regard to the fact that a suitable and commodious site has been presented to the hospital committee, he will endeavour, by conference with all the parties concerned or otherwise, to persuade the hospital committee to reconsider its decision?
I understand that the Voluntary Hospitals Commission have not received any communication on this matter from the Surrey Committee, 1560 of which the hon. Member is a member, but I have asked that the question should be brought to the notice of his colleagues on that committee.