HC Deb 09 May 1977 vol 931 c331W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the consultative machinery set up to consider hospital closures; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moyle

My Department has issued guidance to health authorities on procedures to be followed for proposed closures, including arrangements for consultation. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. The procedures generally are operating satisfactorily, but if my hon. Friend is concerned about consultation arrangements in any particular case, I shall be glad to consider the position if he will let me have details.