§ 79. Mr. SCOTT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Yarmouth 611 Naval Hospital Bill was submitted to the General Board of Control for Scotland; whether that board approved of the Bill; and whether, if the board did not approve, he will state the grounds of the board's disapproval?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Ammon)
The Government takes full responsibility for the Bill which has been passed by this House. Before its introduction full consideration was given to criticisms and suggestions from Departments affected and the Scottish Office after the fullest discussion accepted the Bill.
§ Mr. E. BROWN
Did not the hon. Gentleman state in the Debate on the Bill that the Board of Control had been consulted and had given advice? If that is not so, ought not the House to know and the report to be published for the information of Members?
§ Mr. SCOTT
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that on 27th March the Minister in charge of the Bill stated categorically that the Bill had been submitted to the Scottish Board of Control and that they were satisfied that in the Bill everything with which they were concerned was safeguarded? Will the hon. Gentleman confirm that or deny it?