§ 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.