§ 10. Mr. P. Wells
asked the Minister of Health what he intends to do to relieve the shortage of hospital accommodation in East Kent.
§ Mr. R. Thompson
It is for the South-East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board in the first instance to consider whether additional accommodation is needed. I am informed that it has reviewed the South East Kent area and does not consider any is needed at present; and that it is now reviewing the Canterbury area, where 20 additional beds have recently been opened.