§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what, in his Department's plans for the future, is the minimum population area required to support a casualty and accident centre.
§ Mr. William Price
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the minimum population needed to justify an accident unit dealing with serious casualties.
§ Mr. Crossman
The report of the Sub-Committee of the Standing Medical Advisory Committee on Accident and Emergency Services which was commended to hospital authorities, recommended that a major accident department should normally serve a population of 150,000 or more.