§ Mr. Nellist
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services why, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Caernarfon (Mr. Wigley) of 18 December,Official Report, column 938, information is only currently held to December 1986 about the referral of proposals for the closures of hospitals.
§ Mrs. Currie
Statistics about permanent closure proposals are routinely collected from regional health authorities; those for 1987 are not yet available.