§ 26. Mr. Wilkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) letters and (b) other representations his Department has received against Hillingdon health authority's proposal to move the Burns, Plastic and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Unit from Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. 
§ Mr. Hutton
We have received approximately 1,082 letters.
All petitions sent to the Department were referred to Hillingdon Health Authority, it is understood that the Health Authority received over 80,000 signatures.
Meetings have also taken place between the Chairman of the North Thames Regional Office and local MPs.