§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish the likely hospital closures in the West Midlands that will be involved in the implementation of the first interim report of the departmental working party on the distribution of health spending.
§ Dr. Owen
As my right hon. Friend explained in her reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 20th October—[Vol. 898, c.43–4.]—we shall be making no decisions on any of the report's recommendations until we have considered the views of the interested bodies now being consulted.