§ Mr. Laurence Pavitt
asked the Minister of Health if he will give the total number of beds in the area governed by the four Metropolitan hospital boards for which he has received proposals since 27th July, 1965 for designation to teaching hospitals; if he will list the hospitals for which additional association has been requested and the teaching hospitals making such requests; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Five hospitals containing 1,416 beds have been designated to London teaching hospitals since 27th July, 1965. Proposals for further designations or for association have been put to me covering 6,867 beds. Some of these proposals are conflicting and I am awaiting further information from the Joint Consultative Committees for the Inner London area from individual Hospital Boards or from other interests concerned before final decisions can be reached upon them. It would be misleading both to the public and to the staff of the hospitals concerned to make a more detailed statement at this stage.