Barnsley

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

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Photo of Mr Roy Mason Mr Roy Mason , Barnsley 12:00 am, 13th December 1954

asked the Minister of Health if he will increase the amount allocated to the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board in view of the need for meeting the demands of the Barnsley Hospital Management Committee who desire to effect immediate improvements.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

No, Sir. I am aware of the need here and so, I am sure, is the Board.

Photo of Mr Roy Mason Mr Roy Mason , Barnsley

Is the Minister aware of the difficult conditions confronting the Barnsley Hospital Management Committee? I have already sent him details of these conditions, and I have had consultations with his Parliamentary Secretary, who agrees with my statement that they are below standard. The Sheffield Regional Hospital Board has already contacted the Finance Committee of the Barnsley Hospital Management Committee about the percentage, which is a hopeful sign. The Barnsley Hospital Management Committee is dependent upon an extra allocation from the Minister as well as an extra allocation from the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

If I may coin a phrase—questions of priority are for the regional hospital boards.