HC Deb 06 November 1978 vol 957 cc33-4W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now answer questions relating to the identity of holders of consultant distinction awards.

Mr. Moyle

The names of holders of distinction awards are not published at present but we have agreed changes in the confidentiality arrangements and other aspects of the distinction awards scheme with the medical and dental professions for introduction alonside the new consultant contract next year if the professions accept the pricing of the new contract. These arrangements will provide for information about the identity of award holders to be made available to, among others, hon. Members.