§ Mr. Shepherd
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) when she anticipates being able to issue national guidance on health service strategy for the period 1976 to 1986;
(2) when she expects to publish her document on national strategy with regard to the National Health Service.
§ Mrs. Castle
I shall issue a consultative document suggesting national priorities for the health and personal social services in England before the end of March. It will concentrate on the period to 1979–80, though it will also contain some discussion of the following five years.