§ 30. Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to receive the recommendtions of the Health Services Board on the introduction of common waiting lists for patients in NHS hospitals; and if he will publish the report as soon as he receives it.
§ 36. Dr. Vaughan
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects the Health Services Board to report on the introduction of common waiting lists.
§ Mr. Ennals
The Health Services Board is required under Section 6(1) of the Health Services Act 1976 to make recommendations to me about the best way of achieving common waiting lists within six months from Royal Assent—that is, by 21st May 1977. I have no reason to suppose that the Board will not do so. I will consider the question of publication as soon as I have received the Board's recommendations.