§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has studied the report of the Health Service Commissioner for 1982–83; what action he has taken or intends taking against those officers within the National Health Service who have been impugned by the Commission for neglect, maladministration and failure properly to carry out their duties; and if he will list the appointments of each such officer to date.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I shall study this report with interest, but any disciplinary action against any National Health Service officer concerned would be a matter for the employing authority. I have no information about the appointments of any of the officers referred to in the report.