§ 97. Mr. Touche
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the use of the Reigate and Redhill Infectious Diseases Hospital for leprosy means that the only isolation hospitals available in this area will be at Bletchingley and West-cott with a maximum of 56 patients, and as the area concerned has a population of 145,000, hospital accommodation will only be available at the ratio of 0.33 beds per thousand of the population; and how this compares with the average provision of accommodation in the country.
§ Mr. Blenkinsop
The hon. Member is under a misapprehension, since beds in118W other fever hospitals in the region are available to meet the needs of this area.