HC Deb 13 November 1961 vol 649 cc24-5
33. Mr. Wade

asked the Minister of Health when he expects the building of the new hospital at Lindley, Huddersfield, to be completed.

Miss Pitt

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 24th July.

Mr. Wade

Is the hon. Lady aware that Huddersfield has been waiting a long time for this hospital and that there is a real need for it? Can she give an assurance that the recent restrictive measures of the Chancellor of the Exchequer will not in any way affect the completion of this building?

Miss Pitt

Work is proceeding on this hospital and, if all goes well, we hope that the first phase will be completed by the end of 1962. It is our intention that the second and final phase shall be started before the first phase is finished; in other words, that it shall go on continuously.