§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what assessment he has made of the efficiency and suitability of the nucleus design of accident and emergency provisions; and what he proposes to make good revealed deficiencies.721W
§ Mr. Whitney
An assessment has been made by an independent academic organisation, the medical architecture research unit. All the departments surveyed were found to be working smoothly and efficiently except one where local factors were causing a rate of attendance 50 per cent. above the national average. The health authority responsible is taking steps to relieve the pressure on this department.