§ Mr. Charles Irving
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about the work and progress of the Rampton review team in the light of Sir John Boynton's current commitments in Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
As I explained in my reply to the hon. Member for Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell) on 17 December last, the review team has been working in small groups studying different aspects of the hospital's reorganisation.—[Vol. 976, c.90.] Sir John Boynton is keeping in close touch with progress and is available for consultation on matters of importance. The team's vice-chairman, Dr. J. M. Roberts, is acting for Sir John in his absence. The team still hopes, as it announced after its first meeting in September, to report not later than the summer of this year.