§ 41. Mr. Robert Atkins
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent consultations and representations he has had in connection with the proposed closure of the children's ward at Wrightington hospital, Lancashire.
§ Mr. Whitney
Consultations are a matter for the West Lancashire health authority and North Western regional health authority. Four representations have been received recently, two from my hon. Friend, one from my hon. Friend the Member for Bury, North (Mr. Burt) and one from the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council (Preston branch).