HC Deb 27 January 1969 vol 776 c907
1. Mr. Maurice Macmillan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will include representatives of the hospital doctors, including junior hospital doctors, in his consultations with the profession on the Zuckerman Report on Hospital Scientific and Technical Services.

The Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Security (Mr. David Ennals)

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Macmillan

I thank the Minister for that Answer. I am grateful for the time that it will give us to debate these proposals. But has there been any change of heart, feeling or emphasis within the Ministry about the possible time, rate or plans for implementing or producing any further publications as a result of public discussion?

Mr. Ennals

There has been no change of heart or policy since I made the announcement to the House a few weeks ago. We are now in the process of consulting a wide range of organisations within the profession, including hospital doctors and others, and so soon as we have their advice we will be in a position to decide on policy.