HC Deb 27 May 1957 vol 571 c32
49. Mr. Gough

asked the Minister of Health if he is yet in a position to make a statement about the proposed new hospital at Crawley.

Mr. Vosper

I have not yet received a recommendation from my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government following the public inquiry held on 30th April into the choice of a site for the new hospital. When this recommendation is received I hope to make an early decision.

Mr. Gough

Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind the extreme anxiety felt by every section of the community in Crawley over the grave delays which have taken place, and will he do everything in his power to expedite the decision of this matter?

Mr. Vosper

I assure my hon. Friend that I am as anxious as he is to get an early decision about this hospital, but he will, of course, understand that the delay has been caused by a clash of local opinion.