asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has received a communication from constituents of the hon. Member for St. Helens about the future support required for the Providence hospital, St. Helens; what assurance he was able to give them in his reply; and if he will make a statement.
Yes. I have received a letter from Councillor Hugh Littler, Mayor of St. Helens, and others. I hope to be able to reply shortly and I shall ensure that the hon. Member receives a copy of my letter.