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London Hospital, Whitechapel

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if the London hospital in Whitechapel is one of the hospitals to be made available to the United States of America for wartime use under the United Kingdom lines of communications agreement.

The Government are making contingency plans for the best use of all National Health Service resources in a war emergency and these will cover the treatment in United Kingdom hospitals of both British and other NATO military casualties. The United States is establishing its own contingency hospitals which would be activated in a crisis. They will be equipped, manned and financed by the United States Government and would reduce the burden on the NHS. No United Kingdom hospital is designated for exclusive use for American military casualties.