HC Deb 12 December 1946 vol 431 c288W
Mr. Deer

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that Nocton Hall Hospital, Lincolnshire, lately used by U.S. forces, is being taken over by his Department; and whether he will consider releasing this accommodation for urgent housing needs by making alternative arrangements with other services who have vacant wards in adjoining hospitals

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

We are having to move R.A.F. patients out of another hospital in this area, to enable it to return to civil use, and I am afraid we are obliged to take over the hospital at Nocton Hall, which was built for the Americans during the war. We have examined all other possibilities, but neither Service nor civilian hospitals in the area have enough space to take our patients in.

Captain Crookshank

asked the Secretary of State for Air what work is now being carried on at the U.S. military hospital at Nocton, near Lincoln; and how many men are being employed.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

Fifty-one men are at present employed in adapting and improving these premises for use as a permanent Royal Air Force hospital.