§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make it his policy to provide the Waltham Forest district health authority with additional funds for the purchase of a cancer treatment scanner for Whipps Cross hospital of an amount sufficient to make up for any shortfall in the sums raised towards the cost by private donations or charities; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The allocation of resources to Waltham Forest health authority is a matter for North East Thames regional health authority. It is for the authorities concerned to consider in the light of priorities and the existing provision of services for patients suffering from cancer whether they wish to fund the provision of a cancer treatment scanner at Whipps Cross hospital.