Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the need for a health centre in Portavogie; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hanley
The population of Portavogie is too small for a general medical practitioner to set up a permanent practice there, and it would not therefore sustain a health centre. General medical services are, however, provided by three practices using their own branch surgery facilities and a full range of community services is also available.