§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she hopes to be able to introduce legislation to implement the proposals to reconstitute the General Medical Council.
§ Mrs. Castle
The Merrison Committee's proposals to reconstitute the General Medical Council are being considered in the context of the Committee's recommendations as a whole. The professional 87W and other bodies whom I have invited to comment on the Committee's report as a whole have not yet all done so, and it would, therefore, be premature for me to form a view on the content and possible timing of legislation either on the whole of the proposals or part of the proposals.