HC Deb 19 November 1959 vol 613 c160W
79. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Health what reply he has received from the Lindsey County Council to his letter regarding the conversion of the Eastfield Road School, Louth, into a mental health occupational centre; and, in view of his promise last July to look into this matter, if he will now make a statement.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I realise the economy which might be achieved by adapting this school as a training centre, and I have told the county council that I am prepared to agree to this. The present centre, however, is too small and is inadequately housed, and I have therefore asked the council to consider whether, if the school is not likely to become available for several years, extensive improvements in the present accommodation can be made or a purpose-built centre provided instead.