HC Deb 18 January 1999 vol 323 cc376-7W
Ms Atherton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance his Department will offer to Cornwall in dealing with problems that may arise from the total eclipse of the sun on 11 August 1999. [65034]

Mr. Denham

Officials from the South West Regional Office of the National Health Service Executive are already working together with the local health authorities and NHS trusts, and other local bodies, to ensure that the NHS has adequate plans in place to meet the demands placed on it during the period of the eclipse.