Mr. Baker White
asked the Undersecretary of State for Air if he has considered the representations made by the Ministry of Health on behalf of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital for the immediate derequisitioning of its property at 7, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury; if he is aware that this building is urgently required for the accommodation of nursing staff and that its continued requisitioning is likely to result in the loss of nursing staff; and whether, in the light of these facts, he will arrange for this building to be made available to the hospital not later than the middle of March.
§ Mr. Strachey
We previously informed the Hospital authorities that we might be able to release these premises by about the end of March, although a firm date could not be given. Some slight delay is now unavoidable, but I am glad to say that the premises will definitely be vacated by the end of April.