HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c832 10.33 pm
Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Cotswold)

I have the honour to present a petition from 7,238 petitioners out of a total readership of 18,000 of the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Standard.

The petition reads as follows: To the House of Commons, The Petition of the readers of the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard newspaper, Cirencester. Declares that the decision by the East Gloucestershire NHS Trust to take junior doctors away from Cirencester Hospital casts serious doubts over the future of health provision in Cirencester and the Cotswolds, especially with regard to the Accident and Emergency facility. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons resolves that Her Majesty's Government instructs Gloucestershire Health Authority and the East Gloucestershire NHS Trust to maintain the present level of quality of NHS provision at Cirencester Hospital. And the Petitioners remain etc.

To lie upon the Table.