HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 cc13-4
33. Mr. Maurice Macmillan

asked the Minister of Health what steps he intends to take to ensure that all outside interested bodies and organisations have an opportunity of making their views known in connection with the inquiry into the structure and administration of the National Health Service.

Mr. K. Robinson

In my statement of 6th November—[Vol. 753, c. 643–646.]—I give assurances of full consultation in die course with all interested parties and indicated that I would publish a Green Paper embodying my own tentative views as a basis for this consultation and for public discussion.

Mr. Macmillan

Are we to understand from that that the Green Paper will be published prior to consultation and that those bodies who are concerned because they have not been consulted in the course of its preparation will be consulted afterwards?

Mr. Robinson

Yes, that is so.