§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will arrange to investigate the reduction in the supplies of fuel by 40 per cent. to hospitals and ambulances in the Durham area health authority.
§ Mr. Gray
I am informed that fuel supplies to hospitals and ambulances in the Durham area have been only slightly reduced and that no problem exists at present. It is true that one hospital was faced with a possibility of a reduction of290W 40 per cent. in fuel supplies, but in practice the reduction has been around 5 per cent. Officials from the Department of the Environment and the Department of Health and Social Security are in touch with suppliers about the situation.