§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has yet confirmed the proposed closure of Ashdown ward at Bexley hospital as a drug addiction treatment centre; what plans he has to deal with the patients at present being treated; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
I understand that the Greenwich and Bexley area health authority has issued a consultation document proposing the closure of this ward, but no such proposal has as yet been referred to my right hon. Friend.