§ 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.