§ 38. Mr. STOREY
asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered correspondence submitted to him by the Sunderland Children's Hospital with reference to the refusal of the health committee of Sunderland Corporation to remove to the borough hospital for infectious diseases two children whose homes are outside the borough, and who were found to be suffering from cerebrospinal meningitis after a short period of observation in the hospital, until such time as the hospital authorities have made arrangements with the local authority in the area in which the children reside for the payment of the cost of their maintenance and treatment; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that infectious cases are in future removed promptly from this general hospital to the infectious diseases hospital?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
My right hon. Friend has received the correspondence 803 referred to and he will communicate with the Sunderland Town Council in the matter.