§ 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.