§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has received any representations regarding ward closures at Queen Elizabeth II hospital, Welwyn Garden City; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Currie
We have received five representations about the ward closures at Queen Elizabeth II hospital, Welwyn, including one each from my hon. Friends the Members for Welwyn Hatfield (Mr. Murphy), for Broxbourne (Mrs. Roe) and for Bedfordshire, South-West (Mr. Madel). Two letters addressed to my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister were also passed to this Department for reply. The East Hertfordshire health authority will be considering reopening the wards in the light of its 1987–88 budget.