HC Deb 20 February 1963 vol 672 cc440-1
35. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the future of the recently built nurses' home at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow.

Mr. Brooman-White

The first plan for rebuilding this hospital, which would have involved demolition of the home, is now being reconsidered for various reasons, including planning objections. Until the plan has been settled my right hon. Friend cannot make a statement.

Mr. Carmichael

Will the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that, before any steps are taken to abolish this recently-built home, a public inquiry will he held to discover why it was ever built in its present position in the first place?

Mr. Brooman-White

I doubt if that would help. This matter was seriously considered in 1948 and there was a failure to appreciate the needs of redevelopment on the site.