I have a petition signed by 5,122 of my constituents. It is supported by the Government Member in my neighbouring constituency as well as me and the local newspaper, the Ilford Recorder.
The petition states:
The petition of the residents of Ilford North.
Declares that we, the undersigned, being residents of Ilford North, deplore the consideration being given to the reduction of services at, or the closure of, King George’s hospital.
The King George’s hospital provides vital medical facilities for Redbridge residents. Any cutting of services runs the risk of putting lives at risk and leaving vast numbers of residents without local medical attention.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons takes a note of their objection to the reduction of services and the possible closure of King George’s hospital and ask the Government to act accordingly.
The Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
To lie upon the Table.