§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action has been taken about the future funding of the specialist postgraduate hospitals, which became part of district health authorities on re-organisation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
Funding for the specialist postgraduate hospitals was separately identified from the financial year 1982–83 for a period of three years, during which time the regional and district health authorities concerned have been developing their own plans. The right hon. Member may wish to contact the chairmen of the two regional health authorities concerned — North East and South East Thames—for further details.