§ Mr. Biffen
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many representations he has received to date concerning the proposed hospital closure programme of the Shropshire health authority; and how many favour the proposals of the authority.
§ Mrs. Currie
Since my reply to my right hon. Friend on 11 March, at column395, we have received over 700 further letters concerning health services in Shropshire. None has expressed support for hospital closures in the district. All will be taken into account if proposals come to Ministers for decision.