§ 17. Mr. William Price
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects a start on the next phase in the development of St. Cross Hospital, Rugby.
§ Mr. Price
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that my constituents are normally patient people but that they are fed up with year after year of waiting for desperately-needed improvement? Can we have fewer promises from the regional hospital board and the Department and a little more action? If we do not get it, 80,000 people are going to come marching down the M1.
§ Mr. Alison
The hon. Gentleman knows that I know that his constituents are normally patient people because I paid a prolonged and enjoyable day's visit to Rugby, when the people were assured that they would have their new hospital at St. Cross by the year 1974–75.