HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c1W
16. Mrs. L. Jeger

asked the Minister of Health what representations he has received from the County of London Local Medical Committee about the future of the Royal Free Hospital and the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital; when these representations were received; and what reply has been sent.

Mr. R. Thompson

On 29th October last, in reply to a request for its views, the Committee informed my right hon. and learned Friend that it welcomed the proposal to build a new teaching hospital at Hampstead but desired the continuance of the Royal Free Hospitals in Gray's Inn Road and Liverpool Road and the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital as non-teaching hospitals. This was noted and acknowledged on 3rd November. In discussions on 19th November last and 1st July about the long-term need for services in central London, representatives of the Committee were assured that they would be consulted before decisions are reached.