HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c1620
41. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Health when it is proposed to build further new hospitals in England or Wales.

Mr. Iain Macleod

As soon as the general economic situation permits.

Dr. Stross

Is the Minister aware that we have not built one new hospital since 1938, which is rather a disgraceful state of affairs for so great a country as ours?

Mr. Macleod

That question would be far more appositely put to his own Front Bench.

Mr. J. Rodgers

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the information which he has supplied gives a complete refutation to the charge heard from the benches opposite that the Government's housing drive is at the expense of the hospital?