§ Sir Raymond Gower
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he will take to increase the efficiency of the National Health Service in Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
I have made it clear to the health authorities in Wales that I expect them to manage the health services in their respective areas with the maximum of efficiency and the minimum of interference from the Welsh Office.
I shall consider how changes in the structure and policies of the health services in Wales might contribute to improving efficiency in the light of the report of the Royal Commission on the Health Services which will be received later this month.