HC Deb 02 May 1923 vol 163 c1357
56. Colonel Sir A. HOLBROOK

asked the Minister of Health whether he will take some action in furtherance of village settlement schemes for tuberculosis ex-service men, as recommended by the Barlow Report of 1918, by the establishment of additional settlements; and whether it is now contemplated to complete the village settlements at Papworth Hall, Cambridgeshire, and Barrowmore, in Cheshire?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Neville Chamberlain)

I have recently discussed this question with representatives of the British Legion at a meeting at which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions was also present. I am endeavouring to arrange for a personal visit to the settlement at Papworth, and also to that at Preston Hall, Kent, during the Whitsun Recess, and I hope to be able to arrive at a final decision on the whole question very soon afterwards.


Would the right hon. Gentleman, in making that inquiry, take into consideration also the position of this matter in Scotland, in which there are no village settlements at all?


That, I suppose, will arise on consideration of the whole matter.