HC Deb 19 December 1955 vol 547 c1632
27. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Health whether he will take further steps to obtain possession of County School, North Elmham, Norfolk, for the accommodation of mental deficiency cases, in view of the need that now exists for such purpose.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am considering what further steps to this end are justifiable.

Mr. Dye

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a vast number of people in Norfolk would be most grateful to him if he could pursue steps which could obtain this building entirely for the use of such children in view of the large numbers awaiting admission?

Mr. Macleod

Yes, Sir, I know the need, and here there is a willing seller and a willing buyer. The complication, as I am sure the hon. Member knows, is that there is a restrictive covenant which raises some important legal matters that will take some little time to resolve.