§ Mr. David Young
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the error contained in her previous reply to the hon. Member for Bolton, East concerning waiting times for X-Rays at Bolton Royal Infirmary, she will now take steps to alter the machinery by means of which she receives information from regional hospital boards.
§ Dr. Owen
No. It is already the practice to transmit information in writing whenever time permits. As I have explained however in my recent letter to my hon. Friend, written communication with the North Western Region will be facilitated with the installation of telex by the regional and area health authorities.