§ 34. Mr. Giles Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent consultations he has had with the Chairman of the Health Services Board.
§ Mr. Ennals
None, apart from those referred to in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley, West (Dr. Phipps) on 21st March—[Vol. 928, c.412–3]—relating to an extension of time for the Board's first report on phasing out pay beds and consultation facilities. My Department has also received from the Board, as have other bodies, requests for comments on proposals relating to these matters, and will be replying.