asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress she has made towards a settlement in the consultants' dispute.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current state of affairs on the consultants' dispute; and whether she will make a statement.
Since my last statement to the House on 10th March—[Vol. 888, c 29–34.]—I have had a further exchange of letters with Dr. Stevenson of the BMA and another clarification meeting between officials has been arranged. Copies of the latest correspondence have been placed in the Library of the House.