§ 58. Mr. James Johnson
asked the Minister of Health when he expects the new General Hospital for Hull to be open for entry by patients; what is the reason for the current delay on the part of the building firm engaged; and whether there is a penalty clause in the building contract.178W
§ Mr. Loughlin
The Leeds Regional Hospital Board hopes to begin occupation in January and is studying the contractor's request for a further extension of the contract period. Reasons alleged by the contractor for delay include delays on the part of sub-contractors and difficulties over certain materials. The contract provides for the payment of liquidated and ascertained damages by the contractor in certain circumstances.