HC Deb 18 August 1919 vol 119 cc1941-2W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he can now state definitely when the Scale Hayne Military Hospital, Newton Abbot, will be evacuated?


The work of rein statement is proceeding as rapidly as is possible, but I am afraid that it is not yet possible to fix a definite date. Three out of the four blocks of the building are empty and ready for handing over to the owners, who, however, are not prepared to take over portions of the hospital and prefer to wait until the whole can be handed over on the completion of reinstatement. At the present moment the laboratory is being reinstated, and the reinstatement of technical and scientific apparatus is a matter which, necessarily takes some time.