HC Deb 25 May 1979 vol 967 c325W
Mr. Ennals

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has now taken a decision to accept or reject the conclusion reached by the area and the regional health authority about the future of the Bowthorpe hospital. Wisbech.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

No. The proposal to close the Bowthorpe maternity hospital and the many representations made in favour of retaining it require careful evaluation before I make my decision.