§ 55. Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Health in how many hospitals, and in what areas, in England and Wales, the supply of electricity was cut off for an hour or mare as a result of the storm on 30th June, 1957; and what steps are being taken to provide an alternate supply so that such accidents may be avoided in future.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
I have been informed of 25 hospitals in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Kent, Lincolnshire, East Anglia and the West Midlands where this occurred. Alternate supply is available in almost all operating theatres, but I am not satisfied that it would be justifiable to seek to provide alternate sources of supply for hospitals generally.