I should like to present a petition on behalf of more than 21,600 residents and members of the work force in the City of London. It states:
To the House of Commons
The Petition of over 21,600 residents and members of the workforce in the City of London.
Declares that the heightened threat of an international terrorist incident has resulted in a curtain of steel being set up around the City of London which makes it essential that there is a fully-functioning medical facility within the City boundary in order that those living and working within that curtain are able to receive urgent and immediate medical attention.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge Her Majesty's Government to do all in its power to restore St. Bartholomew's as a teaching and a district general hospital and that its Accident and Emergency Department be re-opened immediately.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.
To lie upon the Table.