HC Deb 02 March 1987 vol 111 c500W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has about the closure of the casualty department at Manchester Royal infirmary.

Mrs. Currie

The accident and emergency department at Manchester Royal infirmary has not closed. For a 48-hour period from 4.30 pm on Tuesday 24 February those patients attending the department who required emergency in-patient treatment were allocated beds in other hospitals serving Manchester in line with standing arrangements.