§ 24. Mr. Eric Fletcher
asked the Minister of Health why the premature baby unit at University College Hospital is being closed; and whether he will institute an inquiry into the subject of premature births and mortality resulting therefrom.
§ Mr. Marquand
This unit will not be closed. Investigation of the general problem of premature births has already been made by a Joint Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Paediatric Association, as part of an inquiry into neonatal mortality and morbidity and I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the committee's report.