HC Deb 29 October 1957 vol 575 cc30-1W
123. Mr. J. Harrison

asked the Minister of Health if he will examine the circumstances surrounding the recent complaints concerning the smoke nuisance being committed by the authorities of the Nottingham General Hospital, with a view to an insistence on measures to abate this nuisance and to overcoming the effects of the plea of immunity of Crown property submitted on the hearing at the Appeal Court.

Mr. Walker-Smith

There was never any intention to escape obligation to abate this nuisance by pleading Crown immunity, and a scheme to abate it had, in fact, been initiated before the Nottingham Corporation served its statutory notice. This scheme, costing about £80,000, had removed the cause of complaint before the recent hearing in the Divisional Court.