HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 cc81-2W
Mr. Gordon Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give the number of(a) hospitals, (b) casualty units and (c) ante-natal units that have been closed since 1979 in (i) London, (ii) Birmingham, (iii) Manchester, (iv) Coventry, (v) Derby, (vi) Reading, (vii) Glasgow, (viii) Leicester, (ix) Leeds and (x) Edinburgh.

Mr. Freeman

The following table gives the numbers of hospitals or units which we are aware have been approved for total closure from 1979—end 1987, the latest date for which figures are available.

Information on casualty units and ante-natal clinics is not collected centrally.

London 63
Birmingham 3
Manchester 3
Coventry 1
Derby 8
Reading 1
Leicester 6
Leeds 6

Information on hospitals in Glasgow and Edinburgh is the responsibility of my hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Ms. Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a list of all National Health Service hospitals(a) closed and (b) agreed for closure each year since 1979, for each regional health authority in England.

Mr. Freeman

I have placed in the Library a list of all hospitals or facilities approved for total closure for the period 1979—to the end of 1987. Many of these hospitals were closed in conjunction with the opening of new hospitals or facilities in the area.