HL Deb 01 July 1981 vol 422 cc283-4WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to ensure the continuation of the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital which is the only homoeopathic teaching hospital in the country; and whether previous ministerial assurances about the future of this hospital are being honoured.

Lord Cullen of Ashbourne

The Government are committed to retaining the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital as a general homoeopathic hospital. Should it be necessary, as a result of the inspection of the theatre by an independent microbiologist, to cease surgical operations in the interests of the safety of patients, alternative facilities will be made available at a nearby hospital and my right honourable friend's department will discuss urgently with the health authorities and homoeopathic interests what further action should be taken.