asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations she has received in regard to the future of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital; and if she will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend has received letters from Members of Parliament inquiring about the future of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital. In addition, some members of the public have written directly to urge the continuance of the hospital. Camden and Islington Area Health Authority (Teaching) has been authorised to undertake formal consultations on the future of the hospital. When these consultations are completed any proposals must be agreed by my right hon. Friend.