HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 c55W
Mr. Philip Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he proposes to introduce the necessary legislation to abolish the area health authorities, and the Health Services Board.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

I do not propose to make a statement regarding future structural arrangements for the National Health Service until I have received the report of the Royal Commission. The timing of legislation is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House. However, we hope to introduce legislation on private hospital practice as soon as possible after the Summer Recess.

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