§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health whether any assistance by way of grant of public moneys will be given to the British Legion to help in running Preston Hall Colony as a village settlement for ex-service men suffering from tuberculosis; and whether his Department is prepared to assist in the extension of village settlements for persons suffering from tuberculosis?
As regards the first part of the question, a grant of £10,000 is being made from the Exchequer for the erection of additional cottages at Preston Hall, and grants will be available on the ordinary basis in aid of the treatment and training of patients sent to the institution by local authorities. In the case of tuberculous pensioners, the whole 1549W cost of their treatment and training will be refunded by the Exchequer. As regards the last part, I propose to defer consideration of this question pending the completion of the extensions now being carried out at the two existing village settlements at the cost of the Exchequer.