HC Deb 10 May 1938 vol 335 c1416
51. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health the approximate total amount of capital grants, loans, and maintenance grants made by the county councils of England and Wales to voluntary hospitals during the past 10 years; and the number of beds in such hospitals available to the county councils?

Mr. Bernays

County councils assist voluntary hospitals in all the ways mentioned by the hon. Member, but I regret that the exact information for which he asks is not available.

Mr. Sorensen

Will the hon. Gentleman take steps to secure some approximate information?

Mr. Bernays

It would involve, I understand, a questionnaire being sent round to all the hospitals concerned. I will discuss with my right hon. Friend whether that is a practical proposition.