Day Nurseries, Harrogate

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th May 1954.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr James Ramsden Mr James Ramsden , Harrogate 12:00 am, 13th May 1954

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the proposal to close down one of the two day nurseries in Harrogate; and whether he is satisfied that adequate extra provision will be made in the other for health cases before this proposal is put into effect.

Photo of Miss Patricia Hornsby-Smith Miss Patricia Hornsby-Smith , Chislehurst

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. A. Roberts) on 6th May.

Photo of Mr James Ramsden Mr James Ramsden , Harrogate

asked the Minister of Health how many places there are in each of the two day nurseries in Harrogate; and how many of those who now use them fall into the category of health cases.

Photo of Miss Patricia Hornsby-Smith Miss Patricia Hornsby-Smith , Chislehurst

Forty in each. The latest available figures show a total of 69 health cases, including cases of housing difficulties.

Photo of Mr James Ramsden Mr James Ramsden , Harrogate

In view of the preponderance of health cases over industrial cases, can my hon. Friend say what her further policy will be for the accommodation of the health cases?

Photo of Miss Patricia Hornsby-Smith Miss Patricia Hornsby-Smith , Chislehurst

There is a period of two months after the local health authority has given notice during which interested bodies may lay their considerations or objections before my right hon. Friend, and the closing time is not until 19th May. I think it would be premature now to anticipate what they may be, or my right hon. Friend's decision.