§ Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received concerning maternity services at West Hill hospital, Dartford.
§ Mrs. Currie
A considerable number of representations were received from right hon. and hon. Members and members of the public about Dartford and Gravesham health authority's proposals to rationalise some of its acute hospital services, which included transferring maternity services from West Hill hospital to Gravesend and North Kent hospital. I visited the health district on 1 September 1987. No representations concerning maternity services at West Hill hospital have been received subsequent to Ministers' decision on 15 September 1987 to approve the transfer.