§ 66. Sir David Renton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why no reply was sent within a reasonable time to the letter sent by the Cambridgeshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) reference number REJ /AC D/01/80 of 18th June to his Department, receipt of which was acknowledged, dealing with private pay beds; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ennals
The representations in the letter from Cambridgeshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) of 18th June about private pay beds were considered and dealt with at length by my right hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Devon-port (Dr. Owen) in Standing Committee D on 29th July. I have also written to the Chairman of the Medical Execu-128W tive Committee of the Cambridge Area Health District and to the AHA to explain the misunderstanding which occurred between the Department and the authority.