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"Patients First"

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many representations he has received concerning the publication "Patients First"; and what is the general balance of reaction conveyed in such representations.

419, reflecting a wide range of opinion. We shall make a considered response later in the year.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from the Co-operative Party on the document "Patients First"; what reply he is making; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend has received a document recording the views of the Co-operative Party's national executive committee. These comments will be taken into account before final decisions are made on the structure and management of the NHS in Wales. A reply to that effect has been sent.