HC Deb 23 November 1964 vol 702 cc894-5
35. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Health if he will make an investigation of maternity facilities in Swindon in view of the anxiety of the public, and of the doctors and other medical staff concerned, at the inadequacy of the present arrangements.

Sir B. Stross

Additional maternity beds will be provided at the Victoria Hospital, Swindon early next year. My right hon. Friend hopes to reach a decision shortly on the starting date for the new maternity unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Mr. Noel-Baker

I thank my hon. Friend for that reply, but will he consider receiving in the near future a deputation of local people principally interested?

Sir B. Stross

Gladly, Sir.