asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pursuant to the answer of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, the hon. Member for Oxford, West and Abingdon (Mr. Patten) on 12 March concerning mentally ill patients in Salford, he will make a statement on the representations made to him by the Salford city council and the Salford health authority; what assessment he made of the problems they drew to his attention and with particular reference to Prestwich hospital, and on the response he made.
[pursuant to the reply, 19 March 1985, c. 452]: We are not aware of any direct representations from either body. The hon. Member has told me of his concern about Prestwich hospital and health services in Salford generally. I have today written to him.