HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 cc560-1W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received asking that Manchester should be divided into four districts when the new regional health authority comes into being; and if he will accede to these representations in view of the guidance in Circular HRC (73) 4 that districts should be the smallest viable population unit.

Mr. Alison

I am aware of the discussions which are taking place at both area and regional joint liaison committee level on this question. However it is for the area health authority, when appointed, to propose district arrangements, and in this task the authority will no doubt have regard to the recommendations and solutions of both committees.