§ Mr. Arthur Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the decision reached on the nine hospital closures proposed by the respective regional health authorities during the period June 1974 to March 1977 where no support was forthcoming from the community health councils; and if he will name the establishments involved.
§ Mr. Moyle
The decisions reached on the nine hospital closures proposed between June 1974 and 31st March 1977 to which my right hon. Friend referred in his speech at the Manchester 325W Business School on 27th September were in every case that the closure be approved, and all but one have, in fact, closed. The hospitals concerned were: Sleaford Maternity, Lincs; Stamford and Rutland (part), Stamford; Albert Road, Maternity, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex; Poplar, London, E14; Zachary Merton Annexe, Banstead, Surrey; Metropolitan Hospital, London, E8; Wanstead Maternity, London, E11; Connaught, Walthamstow; and Cosford, Salop., closure deferred for one year, expiring on 31st December 1977.