§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his statement of 14 January,Official Report, column 662, on public services on the Isle of Wight, if he will make a further statement on issues related to the King Edward VII Hospital that the honourable Member for Tottenham was discussing when the House adjourned. 
§ Ms Blears
[holding answer 21 January 2003]: My hon. Friend's speech would have concluded with the words:
"There remains no lack of commitment on behalf of the National Health Service, who will continue to work with all parties to ensure the continuity of care for NHS patients. The NHS remains prepared to continue with its current commitment to the hospital, which is in excess of £3.4 million per annum."