§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received regarding ophthalmic surgery services in the north-western region and in Salford in particular; what action he has taken in the light of these; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
A few representations have been received but the issues raised are matters for the North-Western regional health authority and the district health 367W authorities concerned, and for the regional health authority to address through its strategic plans, in the light of local needs and priorities. The hon. Member may therefore wish to contact the chairman of North-Western regional health authority.