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Patient Care (Funding)

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will seek to make available sufficient funds to avoid the substantial cuts in patient care specialty services and the teaching of postgraduate junior doctors at the University of Leeds.

I have no reason to believe that any problems are arising at Leeds which cannot be managed without help from my Department.If any reduction in the provision of patient care services or the teaching of postgraduate junior doctors were to arise from the financial position of the University of Leeds, these would be matters for consideration by the Yorkshire regional health authority, the Leeds health authorities and the university.