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Regional Health Boards

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will issue a directive to health boards that they should enable local health council secretaries to represent complainers at hearings until the new amending regulations come into force.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what control and monitoring there is of regional health boards' spending in Scotland.

Apart from expenditure financed out of trust funds, health boards may incur expenditure only within the limits of the allocations made by my right hon. Friend. Day-to-day management and control of expenditure is a matter for the boards within the general framework of Government policy. Monitoring returns are submitted to my Department each month.