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Community Health Councils

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the total overall costs of running the community health councils; and when he expects to be able to announce his plans for their future.

In 1978–79 the direct administrative costs of community health councils in England was £3·5 million: the corresponding cost in 198081 is expected to be over £4 million. There are also unquantifiable indirect costs. Following the present consultation. I hope to announce my plans for the future of community health councils this summer.