Normansfield Hospital

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th October 1976.

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Photo of Mr David Ennals Mr David Ennals , Norwich North 12:00 am, 11th October 1976

The problems in Normansfield Hospital—I shall not state any conclusion on this—are of a very long duration. They have lasted many months. I shall not say where the blame lies. That is precisely the purpose of the inquiry that has been established.

In relation to the responsibility now, although Dr. Lawlor has been suspended, another consultant is looking after the patients on a sessional basis. I will not answer the specific question put by the hon. Gentleman because I believe that to do so now would prejudice the inquiry which is about to start.