HC Deb 16 February 1959 vol 600 c20
54. Sir C. Taylor

asked the Minister of Health whether he will make a statement about the provision of accommodation for the elderly and chronic sick in Eastbourne.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The need for additional accommodation for the chronic sick in Eastbourne is recognised, and steps are being taken to acquire premises for this purpose.

Sir C. Taylor

Can my right hon. and learned Friend say how long it will be before this operation is completed; and when the premises will be available for full occupation?

Mr. Walker-Smith

I do not think that it should be very long. In fact, I have prepared a draft compulsory purchase order as being the best way to ensure the use of these premises for hospital purposes. My hon. Friend will be glad, I know, to hear that the closing date for objections was 14th February. If the order is confirmed, there should be very little delay in bringing the premises into use.

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