HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c41W
Mr. Lilley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency units in England and Wales have been closed following merger with a neighbouring accident and emergency unit in each year since 1980. [92571]

Mr. Denham

The information requested is not collected centrally. It is for health authorities to decide what facilities are required for local populations.