HC Deb 24 February 1976 vol 906 c165W
32. Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to extend the powers of the Ombudsman to allow investigation of clinical errors by doctors to be investigated by him.

Mrs. Castle

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 9th February—[Vol. 905, c.85–6]—about the Davies Committee Report on hospital complaints procedure. I shall await the report of the Select Committee on their review of the present jurisdiction of the Health Service Commissioners for England, Wales and Scotland, before coming to any decision.