§ 61. Mr. Kershaw
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in rural areas small hospitals are essential for the proper care of the population and for the maintenance of the status of the general practitioner; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that small hospitals remain available.
§ Mr. Barber
I would refer my hon. Friend to paragraph 25 of the Hospital Plan for England and Wales which explains the future position of small hospitals.