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Health Authorities (Consultative Committees)

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which area health authorities, as of 1st January 1977, had failed to set up joint consultative committees with local authorities, pursuant to Section 10 of the National Health Service Act 1973, and S.I. 1974, No. 190; and whether the setting up of these committees is voluntary or mandatory.

Health and local authorities are required by Section 10 of the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 and S.I. 190/1974 to appoint joint consultative committees. By 1st January 1977 such committees had been appointed for all health areas in England.