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Supplement to the House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
11 May 2007

SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM THE CITY OF DERBY

9th May 2007

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of the City of Derby,

Declares that the proposal by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to close its two Derby offices will have an unfavourable effect on both employees of the organisation and the city's economy as a whole.

This decision will mean the loss of 400 jobs in Derby, will result in a downturn in our economy, and will have a detrimental effect on the environment.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House urge the Secretary of State for the Treasury to withdraw her proposal.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

Observations by the Secretary of State for Health on the Petition [26th March] from Janet R Rendle and residents of the town of Tiverton, Devon, and neighbouring parishes for the reinstatement of the night time small injuries unit at Tiverton Hospital.

    The issues raised in the Petition are local matters for Devon Primary Care Trust and my Department will bring this to the attention of the Strategic Health Authority (SHA), NHS South West.

    The SHA has advised that the reduction in opening hours of the Minor Injury Units at Tiverton Hospital was temporary, and that opening hours reverted to 24 hours from 9th April 2007.

    I am also advised that a strategic review of all the health services provided and commissioned by the PCT is to begin in due course, to ensure that all services meet health needs of the population, and that resources are matched to those needs. I understand that there will be opportunities for all stakeholders to engage in this process once it gets underway.

3rd May 2007


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

Observations by the Secretary of State for Health on the Petition [26th March] from Roger William Boote and residents of the town of Honiton, Devon, and neighbouring parishes for the reinstatement of the night time small injuries unit at Honiton Hospital.

    The issues raised in the Petition are local matters for Devon Primary Care Trust and my Department will bring these to the attention of the Strategic Health Authority (SHA), NHS South West.

    The SHA has advised that the reduction in opening hours of the Minor Injury Units at Honiton Hospital was temporary, and that opening hours reverted to 24 hours from 6th April 2007.

    I understand that 7 of the 25 beds at Honiton will remain closed at this stage, but that this will be kept under review with the options to use these beds flexibly at times of peak demand in either community or acute services, or consider the need for additional bed capacity in managing winter pressures later in the year.

    I am also advised that a strategic review of all the health services provided and commissioned by the PCT is to begin in due course, to ensure that all services meet health needs of the population, and that resources are matched to those needs. I understand that there will be opportunities for all stakeholders to engage in this process once it gets underway.

3rd May 2007


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

Observations by the Secretary of State for Health on the Petition [28th March] from residents of Ilford North against the reduction in services and the possible closure of King George's Hospital.

    The issues raised in the Petition are local matters and my Department will bring it to the attention of NHS London.

3rd May 2007



 
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