HC Deb 24 October 1945 vol 414 c2148W
Mr. Tiffany

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the repeated requests from the British medical staff at Mai Habar Hospital, Eritrea, from April, 1945, or earlier, for the transfer of Greek tubercular patients to hospitals where they could receive proper treatment were refused until after the Red Cross delegates visit.

Mr. Bevin

All requests for the transfer of Greek tubercular patients were considered by the Medical Directorate at G.H.Q. Middle East and decisions made were in the best interests of the patients themselves. In most cases it was more satisfactory for them to remain at Mai Habar where full facilities were available. Some patients have recently been transferred, but this was part of a general administrative movement which had been planned before the Red Cross delegates' visit and was not made in consequence of the visit.