HC Deb 11 June 1968 vol 766 c8
34. Mr. Maddan

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that hospitals to be built at Bury St. Edmunds and Frimley are very similar in concept to the proposal put forward two years ago by the Brighton consultants for a new hospital at Stanmer Park, the concept of which he rejected, he will now reconsider the application of the Stanmer Park concept in deciding future hospital developments.

Mr. K. Robinson

No, Sir. I cannot accept the premise on which the hon. Member's Question is based.

Mr. Maddan

Is the Minister aware that an official spokesman of his Ministry told the Brighton Evening Argus that the concepts were similar? Does he agree that the constructional features in these two new hospitals are very similar to those put forward by the Brighton consultants, and will he go a step further and adopt the ideas of the Brighton consultants for the fast throughput in acute hospital beds which is also an essential part of their scheme?

Mr. Robinson

No, Sir. I have already said that I am not prepared to do so. My view is quite clear that these concepts are very different. I will examine what the spokesman is alleged to have said to the Brighton Evening Argus.