§ Mr. Bill Walker
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will carry out, a full study with Tayside health board in conjunction with Perth and Kinross district council on the possible effect which the decision to close Murthly hospital will have on health care facilities, local employment prospects and the economic and social needs of that part of Perthshire.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
The proposal to close Murthly hospital and concentrate psychiatric in-patient services at Murray royal hospital, Perth, is at present being considered by my right hon. Friend in the light of all the relevant factors including those mentioned by the hon. Member.