HC Deb 18 March 1925 vol 181 c2289W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the cost of erecting an isolation hospital for the treatment of infectiou diseases in the Parts of Lindsey, as proposed, would have to be recovered by means of a special county levy over the whole area served by such a hospital, and that the cost of maintenance and treatment of patients would have to be recovered in the same way; and whether he proposes to introduce legislation this Session with a view to removing this hardship which arises under the existing Public Health Acts?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I am anxious to introduce legislation for the amendment of the Public Health Acts in this and other respects as soon as opportunity offers, but I cannot at present say whether this will be possible during the present Session.