HC Deb 21 October 1986 vol 102 cc873-4W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) when he expects to announce his decision on the proposal of the North-East Thames regional health authority to close the radiotherapy department in Southend; and what criteria he takes into account in making decisions on such proposals;

(2) how many letters he has received from the general public on the proposal to close Southend's radiotherapy cancer unit; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

I shall let my hon. Friend have replies as soon as possible.