§ Mr. Crausby
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the provision of renal services in Bolton. 
§ Mr. Denham
Following the further £1,248 million capital allocation in the north-west for dialysis developments in 2001–02, a proposal for a new dialysis facility at the Royal Bolton Hospital has been received in the Department. A decision based on clear criteria will be made on the allocations in the near future.