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Members: Correspondence

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to answer the letter to his predecessor of 18 May 2007 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mr. Ameen Hadi. (147549)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford’s intervention on 3 July, Official Report, column 854, in the Access to the NHS Services debate and following the meeting of the then Minister of State with the hon. Member for West Chelmsford on 16 May 2007, on the proposed independent sector treatment centre (ISTC) at Braintree, when he expects to reply to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford on the impact of the ISTC on Broomfield Hospital. (148116)

[holding answer 10 July 2007]: The Department is in discussion with NHS East of England and Essex Primary Care Trusts with regard to their provision of robust local demand and capacity information, which is currently being finalised, in relation to a proposed Independent Sector Treatment Centre for Braintree. Once available, this information will be considered, along with wider information in relation to the scheme, by the Department and a reply to the points raised by the hon. Member for West Chelmsford will be provided. A copy will be placed in the Library.