§ Mr. Jim Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the Eastern health board's proposal to remove obstetrics from the Mater hospital.
§ Mr. Needham
This proposal is one of the recommendations of the eastern board's complementarity study which are currently the subject of consultation as part of the draft operational plan for 1989–90. When the board reaches conclusions on the study I shall want to discuss the implications for the Mater hospital with the chairman.