§ 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.