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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st February 1989.

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Photo of Stuart Bell Stuart Bell , Middlesbrough 12:00 am, 21st February 1989

Will the Minister note that there was nothing wrong with the ratio of administrators to doctors in Middlesbrough general hospital during the time of the child abuse crisis, when 121 children were taken into care and 98 were returned by the courts? Given that state of affairs, what does the Minister make of the doctors' statement at the weekend that 90 per cent. of the children were abused then and are abused now?