§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether 52W he will refer the activities of the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board in relation to private practice to the proposed Health Service Commissioner.
§ Sir K. Joseph
As I said in my statement on 22nd February, legislation will first be required before a Health Service Commissioner can be appointed. With regard to the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 9th November, 1971.—[Vol. 831, c. 1104–14; Vol. 825, c. 807–8.]