Mr. Robert G. Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the implications for the local health service will be taken into account in the consideration of the Medical Research Council's proposal to close the clinical research centre at Northwick Park.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The Medical Research Council (MRC), with the support of the Advisory Board lot the Research Councils, has agreed that resources invested currently in the clinical research centre (CRC) at Northwick Park should be reinvested in other centres. The MRC and North West Thames and Harrow health authorities have agreed to join a steering group, chaired by my Department, which will keep under review the implications for the local health service with the following terms of reference.