§ Mr. John Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will repeat the pledge made by the then Health Minister on 3 March 1997 concerning Solihull Hospital and the services to be provided there. 
§ Yvette Cooper
[holding answer 5 February 2002]: Decisions about services at Solihull hospital are a matter first for local consideration. Any proposals for significant changes to services anywhere in the national health service require formal consultation, and where local agreement is not reached, matters are referred to Ministers. No such proposals for consultation have been received for Solihull hospital.