HC Deb 02 August 1951 vol 491 cc1608-9
33. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Health for what purpose the Kingston Victoria Hospital is at present being used.

Mr. Marquand

The necessary work is in hand for conversion to use as a gynaecological unit.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

In view of the allegation of the regional board about the urgent need of this hospital for its new purpose, can he say when it will be available for use?

Mr. Marquand

I cannot say for certain when it will be available, but the work of painting and flooring is proceeding, and the electrical and plumbing work has to be done after that. I cannot give a firm date.

Mr. Black

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the very general feeling in the neighbourhood that this work is taking a very long time, having regard to the alleged urgency, and will he look into the matter to see if it can be expedited in any way?

Mr. Marquand

Yes. Sir, certainly.