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Health and Social Services

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th March 1988.

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Photo of Mr James Kilfedder Mr James Kilfedder , North Down 12:00 am, 24th March 1988

As a result of Government cuts in health and social services, the North Down and Ards areas are threatened with a reduction in the number of doctors and nurses and the possible closure of a number of wards and hospitals, including Cultra house and Crawfordsburn hospital. Will the Minister therefore reconsider the cuts and provide sufficient money to ensure that the standards that applied before he took office are maintained?