asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Southwark and Bermondsey of 10 April, Official Report, column 507, if he will state in the Official Report his response to representations he has received from the North Hertfordshire community health council and from members of the public about the closure of family planning clinics and well women clinics in North Herfordshire district health authority.
[pursuant to the reply, 11 May 1987, c. 128]: Resource allocation to North Hertfordshire health authority is a matter for the North-West Thames regional health authority. The district had proposed reductions in services to cope with increased financial pressures. I understand that the regional health authority has now agreed to provide some interim assistance for North Hertfordshire for the current year amounting to £350,000. I am replying to the CHC in these terms and am arranging for similar responses to letters from members of the public.