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Proposed Closure Of Accrington Victoria Hospital Maternity Unit

EDM number 914 in 1993-94, proposed by Greg Pope on 22/03/1994.

That this House notes with deep concern the fact that Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Authority, at a meeting with only five members present, took less than five minutes to recommend the closure of the Maternity Unit at Accrington Victoria Hospital; further notes that this was the last ever meeting of the health authority prior to its replacement with a Trust on 1st April and that this partly explains the unseemly haste in recommending the closure of the Maternity Unit; congratulates Councillor Sheelagh Delaney, the Save Accrington Victoria Campaign, the local community health council, Hyndburn Borough Council and the honourable Member for Hyndburn Borough Council and the honourable Member for Hyndburn on their campaign to keep this Unit open; believes that the ill-considered decision by the health authority flies in the face of public opinion in Accrington; and therefore urges the Secretary of State for Health to refer this decision back for further discussion.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Greg Pope22/03/1994HyndburnProposed
Colin Pickthall22/03/1994West LancashireSigned
Peter Pike22/03/1994BurnleySigned
Gordon Prentice22/03/1994PendleSigned
Janet Anderson22/03/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Audrey Wise22/03/1994PrestonSigned
Tony Banks23/03/1994Newham North WestSigned
John Battle23/03/1994Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes23/03/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe23/03/1994LeighSigned
John Cummings23/03/1994EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty23/03/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Keith Bradley23/03/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden23/03/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone23/03/1994Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones23/03/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Dennis Skinner23/03/1994BolsoverSigned
Bridget Prentice23/03/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Robert Parry23/03/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
David Hanson23/03/1994DelynSigned
Bill Michie23/03/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Win Griffiths24/03/1994BridgendSigned
Dennis Turner24/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jim Dowd24/03/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Gordon Oakes24/03/1994HaltonSigned
Peter Kilfoyle24/03/1994Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Eric Illsley24/03/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Andrew Miller28/03/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Ian Davidson28/03/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Ian McCartney29/03/1994MakerfieldSigned
Michael Clapham29/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Robert Wareing29/03/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Jean Corston30/03/1994Bristol EastSigned
Mike Hall13/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Martyn Jones15/04/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Tommy Graham20/04/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Allan Rogers25/05/1994RhonddaSigned

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