§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the members of the county borough of West Ham passed a unanimous resolution in support of the Forest Gate hospital site to be used for the purpose of a civil defence depot; and why he refused to sanction the application?
§ Mr. Mabane
I have been asked to reply. My hon. Friend appears to be misinformed. The site to which he refers was selected by the emergency committee for a depot, and approval has been given for putting the necessary work in hand. Objections to the proposal were, I understand, raised by the public assistance committee, but the site was selected from a restricted choice and, after the fullest consideration, it appeared to be the one most suitable for the purpose.