§ 15. Mr. Mander
asked the Minister of Health the present position with regard to the Staffordshire County Council's arrangements for dealing with old persons, public assistance applicants, and hospital contributors in Wednesfield and Willenhall?
§ The Minister of Health (Sir Kingsley Wood)
I understand that the county council have given full consideration to the representations which have been made with regard to their scheme of hospital reorganisation and have decided to proceed with it.
§ Mr. Mander
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, although arrangements have now been made for the hospital contributors to go to New Cross Hospital, there are still over 100 beds there available for public assistance applicants, and will he make further inquiries to see if any further arrangement can be made to make use of them?
§ Sir K. Wood
I will make further inquiries of the authorities, but as the hon. Member knows I have very fully considered this matter.