§ 31. Captain PLUGGE
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the congestion in the hospitals in the Rochester, West Kent, and Canterbury districts owing to motoring accidents; and whether he will take any action to ensure with the local authorities concerned the investigation of the facilities for hospital treatment provided in the respective districts with the object of securing their substantial increase?
§ Sir JAMES BLINDELL (Lord of the Treasury)
I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend is aware that statements alleging congestion at these hospitals have appeared in the Press in connection with a recent fatality. He is asking for the observations of the Kent County Council and will inform my hon. and gallant Friend of the result. My right hon. Friend understands that a new voluntary hospital is to be built at Canterbury.