Lothian Health Board

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th February 1990.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 28th February 1990

The Secretary of State must know that it has already been established that the health board has been underfunded for many years. Why does he criticise the present board, all of whose members are his nominees? Can he reply specifically to the charge that the extent of the deficit means that there is now a crisis in the Health Service in Midlothian, which will result in hospital closures and cuts in medical staff numbers?