HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 cc162-3W
87. Mr. McLoughlin

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will visit the maternity units at Belper and Ashbourne to discuss their proposed closure.

Mrs. Currie

We have no plans specifically to visit the maternity homes at Belper and Ashbourne. The matter is essentially one for local discussion at the moment. The proposals would he considered by Ministers only if the community health council opposes them.