§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will direct health boards to suspend all plans for closure of geriatric, psychiatric and mental hospitals until April 1993.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
I am aware that some boards are considering changes in the pattern of geriatric services which will ultimately require ministerial approval. Formal proposals will come forward in due course and each will be considered on its merits. There are, however, no closure submissions before me at the moment.