asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will move to appoint a Select Committee on regional health authorities, as recommended by the Royal Commission on the National Health Service in 1979.
The recommendation in paragraph 19.11 of the July 1979 report of the Royal Commission on the National Health Service was for a Select Committee to be set up as proposed by the Select Committee on Procedure. That proposal was for a Select Committee on Social Services to examine all aspects of expenditure, administration and policy within the responsibilities of my Department: such a Committee was appointed by the House on 26 November 1979.—[Vol. 974, c. 1029–66.]