HC Deb 29 July 1974 vol 878 cc438-9

12.30 p.m.

Mr. Jerry Wiggin (Weston-super-Mare)

With your permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to present a petition, signed by 45,000 residents of Weston-super-Mare and district and visitors to that town, requesting a new district general hospital. By the luck of the Ballot, I was enabled to make out this case in some detail on the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill, and I shall trouble the House no further, save to read the petition.

The humble petition of the people of Weston-super-Mare, Woodspring and Sedgemore district and others sheweth That the present hospital facilities available are deplorably inadequate to the present-day needs of the people and have been for many years, create difficulties for the medical and nursing staff and cause delays and frustration to patients. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House do take such steps as are necessary to instigate immediately the building of a new district general hospital at Westonsuper-Mare, to serve that town and the surrounding area. The petition concludes in the customary way, with the words And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.

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