HC Deb 29 April 1937 vol 323 cc524-5
40. Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Health the present position with regard to the protests against the arrangements made by the Staffordshire County Council in Wednesfield, Willenhall, and other districts for the treatment of invalids and old people; and whether he will endeavour to arrange that negotiations should be reopened between the Staffordshire County Council and the Wolverhampton Borough Council, with a view to arrangements being made for Wednesfield and Willenhall residents to have the same facilities for obtaining treatment at the New Cross Institution as were possible prior to 1st April, 1937?

Sir K. Wood

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to his question about these arrangements on the 8th instant. I am in communication with the county council regarding the representations which I have since received on this subject, and will inform him further of the position when I have received their reply.

Mr. Mander

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that there is still plenty of room in the New Cross Institution where invalids can go in a few minutes instead of having to travel 14 miles to Wordsley?

Sir K. Wood

Yes, Sir.