§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied 431W that adequate emergency cover exists at alternative hospitals following the closure of the casualty department at St. Margaret's hospital, Epping.
§ Dr. Vaughan
The Essex area health authority has decided to close temporarily the accident and emergency department at St. Margaret's hospital because of serious overspending in the Harlow health district. I understand that the authority is satisfied that an adequate accident and emergency service is provided at the Princess Alexandra hospital, Harlow.