HC Deb 09 May 1966 vol 728 c29
41. Mr. van Straubenzee

asked the Minister of Health why a decision on the future use of the Pinewood Hospital buildings near Wokingham was not made by 7th May as requested by the hon. Member for Wokingham.

Mr. K. Robinson

I would refer the mon. Member to my reply to his supplementary question on 2nd May. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has not yet completed his consideration of the matter.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Does not the Minister appreciate that if these buildings, for which he has responsibility at present, are to be used for educational purposes it is vitally necessary to make an urgent decision so that arrangements can he made for the autumn term, and that this is the reason for my complaint urging him to make a decision?

Mr. Robinson

I appreciate the hon. Gentleman's concern about this. I assure him that the future use of the buildings will be decided as soon as my right hon. Friend has made up his mind whether or not he wants the property transferred to him. In any case, I understand that the hon. Gentleman has a Question down to my right hon. Friend on this matter.