HC Deb 08 February 1977 vol 925 cc635-6W
64. Mr. Corbett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received from the Hertfordshire Area Health Authority, the North-West Thames Regional Health Authority and the Dacorum Hospital Action Campaign Group concerning acute hospital services in North-West Hertfordshire and especially Hemel Hempstead.

Mr. Moyle

When I visited the North-West Hertfordshire Health District on 2nd February strong representations were made by the Dacorum Hospital Action Group for a new hospital with major acute services in Hemel Hempstead irrespective of developments elsewhere in the district. In subsequent discussion with the health authorities I said that hospital services should be developed for the district as a whole; that the district was atypical; that I was. therefore, prepared to be flexible in judging sympathetically any non-standard proposal; but that there could be no special allocation of funds to the region.