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Independent Reconfiguration Panel

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions he has sought the advice of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel in relation to local (a) maternity and (b) accident and emergency services. (246055)

Of the 14 full reviews that the Independent Reconfiguration Panel has conducted at the request of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, eight have included consideration of maternity services and included consideration of accident and emergency services.