§ Mr. William Wilson
asked the Minister of Health (1) on what date the sketch plans for the new psychiatric unit at the Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, were received in his Department;182W
(2) on what date planning permission and/or bye-law permission were applied for from Coventry Corporation in respect of the new psychiatric unit at the Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry;
(3) what is now the provisional time table for the various stages of planning, construction and occupation of the new psychiatric unit at Walsgrave, Coventry, commencing with the delivery of the sketch plans and concluding with the estimated date of occupation by patients.
§ Mr. William Price
asked the Minister of Health (1) when he expects the first patients to be admitted to the new psychiatric hospital at Walsgrave, Coventry;
(2) how the current completion date for the psychiatric hospital at Walsgrave, Coventry, compares with the date originally envisaged in the 10-year programme.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
No completion date was given for the Walsgrave Psychiatric Hospital in the revision of the hospital plan, and it is now hoped that it will be completed in 1972 so that patients will be admitted by the end of that year. It is intended to seek tenders in the summer of next year, with a view to starting work at the end of that year. The views of the Corporation on the Board's proposals for the use of the site were sought in July, 1959. The Corporation will be invited to comment on the sketch plans when these are ready this summer, at which time they will also be available to the Ministry.