§ 21. Sir GERVASE BECKETT
asked the Minister of Pensions whether a decision has been arrived at as to the closing of the military hospital at Beckett's Park, Leeds; whether he is aware of the hardship and inconvenience that would result to the many hundreds of ex-service patients attached to the hospital; whether he has considered the great expense entailed upon removal elsewhere and the loss of the large sums laid out upon the present buildings; and whether he is aware that: the proposal has excited great apprehension in the minds of the patients and indignation amongst their, relatives and the people of Yorkshire generally
This building is held by the Ministry on a lease which will expire next August. I am anxious to obtain a renewal, and negotiations to that end are proceeding.
I am endeavouring to come to a satisfactory arrangement with the authorities concerned, and perhaps I may be able to make a more definite announcement if the hon. Baronet will repeat the question at a later stage.