§ Sir John Gorst
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement about the reappraisal he initiated six months ago of the provision of accident and emergency services at Edgware general hospital. 
§ Mr. Dorrell
My right hon. Friends have made sure that I am fully aware of the strong local representations on this matter. Barnet health authority is discussing future medical involvement in the casualty services at Edgware hospital with local clinicians. A working group is expected to meet in early July to consider its recommendations. I will write to my hon. Friends following that meeting.