§ Mr. Michael McGuire
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action she proposes to take to prevent any future dispute, similar to that at the Digmoor Health Centre from continuing because of the way in which such disputes are at present resolved; and if she will make a statement.
§ Dr. Owen
As an appeal to my right hon. Friend is outstanding in this case, I cannot comment on the proceedings at this stage, or on the individual case. I share, however, my hon. Friend's concern about some of the purely procedural problems which have occurred in this case and as these raise issues of a wider application, I intend to refer them to the Council on Tribunals.