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

I have already made clear the reason given by the regional area health authority for the suspension. I quoted it in my earlier statement, and I have a copy of the letter from the administrator to Dr. Lawlor. It is because I believe that serious principles are involved, when people can be suspended for any reason at all, that I requested that the terms of reference should be so broadened. Happily, I have the co-operation of the chairman of the regional health authority in broadening the terms of reference in order that precisely the issue raised by the right hon. Gentleman will be dealt with by the inquiry. I believe that I have properly and effectively fulfilled my responsibility in this case.