Mr. Gareth R. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions he has had with the Eastern Region Health Authority and the London NHS Region about the future of services at Mount Vernon Hospital; 
(2) how many meetings he has had with NHS agencies about services provided at the Mount Vernon Patient Records—Hospital. 
§ Mr. Hutton
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has not formally met with National Health Service agencies or regional offices. I have been made aware of the issues at my regular meetings with the director for London's directorate of health and social care. Also my hon. Friend the Minister for Public Health has had regular meetings with the director for the midlands and east of England on this issue.