HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 c48W
Mr. Moyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services who will decide whether a development of a private hospital would have a detrimental effect on the National Health Service if the Health Services Board is abolished; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The proposal is that the final decision will rest with me. Effect on the National Health Service will not necessarily be the only criterion against which developments will be judged. The right hon. Gentleman must await the further details on criteria and procedures promised in the consultation letter issued by my hon. Friend the Minister for Health on 22 June.

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