§ Mrs. Currie
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans there are for Charing Cross hospital to acquire a new gastroscope; what change has been made in Charing Cross hospital's budget to replace and repair medical equipment of this kind; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
TheDaily Mirror article on this subject on 24 June was misleading.
There has been no reduction in the Charing Cross hospital's budget for replacement and repair of medical equipment. Indeed the purchase of a new gastroscope was recently authorised by the health authority.