Is not my hon. Friend aware that this site has been cultivated for nearly fifty years and that it is the only land available for allotments in the area? Is he also aware that in 1959 when the allotment holders lost their natural supply of water, on an assurance that they would not be disturbed, they laid on a piped supply at the cost of £60? I know that this is an endowment, but it does belong to the Women's Hospital under the control of the Minister. Will he look again into this matter?
I note what my hon. Friend says, but I am sure that on reflection he will agree that the board of governors, as prudent trustees, should dispose of the land in a manner which will ensure obtaining the best price.
On the question of the sale of land in and around hospitals, is the hon. Gentleman aware that valuable farms and valuable horticultural land are, because of Government policy, being sold and the hospitals have to buy in the private market the fresh vegetables and fruit which hitherto they produced themselves? Would he look into this question at the same time?