HC Deb 02 July 1931 vol 254 c1455
48. Mr. MESSER

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that 100 mental patients are compelled to sleep on the floor at Napsbury mental hospital owing to lack of accommodation, and that the Middlesex County Council submitted plans as far back as 1924, which have only recently been passed by the board of control; and if he will inquire into the causes of delay?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am aware of the reasons which delayed the scheme for the provision of additional accommodation, and I am communicating with my hon. Friend in regard to them. Approval has recently been given to the first section of the scheme, which comprises all the administrative buildings and accommodation for 1,046 patients.