HC Deb 22 June 1964 vol 697 cc9-10W
Lord Balniel

asked the Minister of Health whether he will reconsider the instructions given by his Department that the land belonging to the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in School Lane, Welwyn, should be sold by public auction and arrange for it to be leased to the Welwyn Rural District Council for the purpose of erecting houses for elderly persons.

Mr. Barber

No. This land is surplus to hospital requirements and my proper course is to sell it. The auction has been arranged and I understand that a number of potential purchasers are interested in the land.