New Hospital, St. Austell

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1960.

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Mr. G. Wilson:

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made with plans for the new hospital at St. Austell; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Enoch Powell Mr Enoch Powell , Wolverhampton South West

The plans originally submitted for a maternity unit have been substantially amended. A revised estimate of cost was received this month and the possibility of further economies is being urgently explored. I am anxious that building should start as soon as possible.

Mr. Wilson:

Is my right hon. Friend aware that his last sentence will be much welcomed in St. Austell? Is he aware also that I asked about this as long ago as 16th February, but that the people in St. Austell have not seen any sign of progress towards this hospital, and that they are getting anxious?

Photo of Mr Enoch Powell Mr Enoch Powell , Wolverhampton South West

I will keep an eye on this personally.