§ 27. Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will preserve the existing working arrangements between St. John's Hospital, Twickenham, and the West Middlesex Hospital.
§ Mr. Alison
Whether these two hospitals will remain under a single administration after National Health Service reorganisation next year will depend on whether or not they fall within the same new health district. This will not be decided until the new health authorities come into existence in shadow form later this year. But I have no doubt that the new authorities will ensure that necessary working links are sustained.