HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 cc610-1W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health what sites have been chosen for the proposed hutted hospitals to be erected in Wales in consultation with the Welsh National Memorial Association; and when it is proposed to proceed with their construction?

Mr. Elliot

As stated in the reply which I gave on the nth May to a question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Cardiff, South (Captain Evans), the districts in which the hutted accommodation is to be erected are North Wales, Central Wales, possibly in the Shrewsbury area, and South Wales. As regards North Wales, the building of huts for 200 beds as an extension of the North Wales Sanatorium near Denbigh is to begin immediately, and I am personally cutting the first sod on Saturday next. My officers are visiting a number of sites in South Wales in order to select one which will meet the requirements of a complete hospital. As regards the third district, I am in communication with the local authorities with a view to attaching huts to an existing institution. Construction in these two cases will commence as soon as the final selection has been made and the necessary estimates obtained.