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Cancer (Children's Services)

Volume 961: debated on Friday 26 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will announce further details of the independent advice he is seeking on services in Manchester for children with cancer.

The Secretary of State has appointed Lady Marre, as chairman, and Mrs. Mary Warnock and Dr. White Franklin with the following terms of reference:

"To examine the decision to develop a new regional department at the Christie Hospital for the treatment of children with cancer, in the light of representations that have been made by the staff of the Royal Manchester Children's hospital and others; and to recommend whether the development should proceed."
I understand that Lady Marre intends to invite written and, where appropriate, oral evidence.