HC Deb 23 March 1933 vol 276 c489
48. Mr. BOSSOM

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the delay that occurs in the consideration of plans of mental hospitals and allied buildings by the board of control with a view to approval; and whether he will make some changes in the method of handling to expedite the consideration of plans submitted for approval by the local authorities?


The average time taken in the consideration of plans has been materially reduced in the last few years, but there are still cases in which delay occurs. Measures are now being taken to remedy this. I shall be obliged if my hon. Friend will send me particulars of any case which he has in mind, and shall be glad to inquire into it.


Does the Minister realise that the delay is practically three months in every case, and that it is not helping to overcome the great unemployment in the building industry at the present time?