§ 37. Mr. Burden
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will make an inquiry into the whole question of military hospital buildings and hospital services in general, with a view to making improvements.
§ Mr. Head
I am very well aware that much work is needed on hospital buildings, but there are many civil and other 1971 military claims on the limited resources available. The main problem in the hospital services is the recruitment of sufficient Regular R.A.M.C. officers, and I am examining this question.
§ Mr. Burden
While I fully appreciate the difficulty of the position, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether it is not a fact that the last military hospital built, as such, was built in 1895? Is it not time that something was done in order to try to build a modern hospital for the military services?