HC Deb 02 July 1925 vol 185 cc2767-8
1. Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, seeing that there is a shortage of water at the Ministry of Pensions Hospital for neurasthenics at Saltash, and that 450 patients and a large staff have not the necessary supplies, he will allow the patients to return home and continue to draw full treatment allowances?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

The temporary shortage of water which prevailed for a few days at Saltash Hospital has now disappeared. The supply for the last fortnight has been normal and is adequate for all requirements. I do not anticipate any further difficulty.

Colonel DAY

Are any steps being taken to see that this does not happen again?


The water supply of Plymouth is not under my direct charge, but we take all precautions and steps we can to see that the patients are not put to inconvenience.