HC Deb 27 April 1981 vol 3 c352W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the population of each of the proposed health districts in England.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

My hon. Friend announced decisions on the pattern of district health authorities for Wessex in his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Poole (Mr. Ward) on 6 March.—[Vol. 1000, c.211.] The resident populations of those authorities are as follows:

Resident population
West Dorset 186,000
East Dorset 399,000
Southampton 413,000
Portsmouth 519,000
Winchester 195,000
Basingstoke 196,000
Swindon 216,000
Salisbury 126,000
Bath 382,000
Isle of Wight 112,000

Following is an analysis of the proposals made by regional health authorities for other regions; these are still being considered and should not be regarded as predictions of the final pattern.

March ambulance station are the responsibility of the Cambridgeshire area health authority (teaching). The hon. Member may care to contact the authority direct for further information.