HC Deb 07 February 1939 vol 343 c752W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for War how many offers his Department has received of buildings for emergency hospitals in time of war; how many of such premises have been inspected by his Department; and what percentage of the offers, as a whole, have been definitely accepted and refused, respectively?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

131 offers of buildings for use as emergency hospitals in war have been received by the War Office, several of which seem likely to be suitable for Army purposes. To date, two of these buildings have been inspected. None has been definitely accepted or refused, pending consultation with other interested Departments. It will be borne in mind that we already have both Regular and Territorial military hospitals.