§ Mr. Fearn
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many individual representations he has received in opposition to West Essex health authority plans for Princess Alexandra hospital, Harlow, and the corresponding downgrading of St. Margaret's hospital, Epping, and the Hertfordshire and Essex hospital, Bishop's Stortford.
§ Mrs. Currie
We have received five letters which have been referred by hon. Members together with several thousand letters direct from members of the public and a number of petitions about changes to services at St. Margaret's and the Herts and Essex hospitals proposed by West Essex health authority.