HC Deb 31 May 1965 vol 713 c148W
66. Mr. Albert Roberts

asked the Minister of Health if, before accepting the decision to build the 500-bed hospital for the mentally subnormal by the Leeds Regional Hospital Board at Bar Lane, Wakefield, he will call for an independent report on why the proposed hospital is not to be built contiguous to the present hospital at Oulton.

Mr. Loughlin

No. This scheme was approved in principle two years ago, after full consideration of alternative sites, and planning has progressed on this basis.