§ Sir G. Fox
asked the Secretary of State for War the present position with regard to the military hospital at Wheatley; how many wards there are; how they are all individually to be heated; and if he has any statement to make as to conditions.209W
§ Mr. Lawson
Improvements to this hospital costing £ 11,100 have been authorised and will be carried out as quickly as the supply of labour permits. There are 21 wards in the hospital. The six surgical wards are to be heated by electricity and the remainder are being equipped with Courtier stoves. The annexes will also be heated electrically. Gas cookers are to be installed in the patients' cookhouse and in the Sisters' Mess kitchen, and a number of other improvements will be made to the living accommodation of nurses, medical officers and other members of the staff.