HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 c99W
18. Mr. Lane

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to reduce administrative delays and consequent frustrations in the National Health Service.

Dr. Owen

I have held a series of meetings and more are planned with regional and area chairmen in an endeavour to streamline the management system of the National Health Service within existing legislation and to eliminate duplication of effort between the various tiers of the service.