§ Mr. Michael Cocks
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will ask the South-West Regional Hospital Board, the Board of Governors of the United Bristol Hospitals and Bristol University to defer any further work on the formation of a University Hospital Management Committee for Bristol until 232W the Consultative Document has been considered in and out of Parliament and he has received comments on it from organisations.
§ Sir K. Joseph
This proposal and the timing of discussions on it are matters for local initiative and it is not for me to intervene. I understand that the local discussions are still at an exploratory stage.