HC Deb 27 June 1955 vol 543 c3W
Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Health whether, in deciding on the new hospital programme, he will have special regard to the position of those regions whose bed accommodation per thousand of the population is below the national average, thus assisting to adjust the bed deficiencies which have been a marked feature of some regional boards since the inception of the National Health Service.

Mr. Iain Macleod

This is one of the main factors I shall take into account.