Sir John Gorst, MP for Hendon North, said last month that he was withdrawing cooperation from the Government because of the treatment of a casualty unit at Edgware General Hospital. He will be joined at his meeting with Mr Dorrell by Hugh Dykes, Harrow East MP, who has been rumoured to be considering a similar protest.
Sir John said a firm enough pledge from Mr Dorrell could bring him back into the fold. He was seeing the minister at the request of the Chief Whip, Alastair Goodlad. Mr Dykes said: "I think it will be a positive meeting."