§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales for what reasons Wales does not have its own National Health Service hospital advisory service; and if he will consider publishing the existing hospital advisory services materials so far as they relate to Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
We are satisfied that, since the establishment of the HAS in 1969, the arrangements have worked well in both England and Wales. We do not consider that it would be desirable to publish HAS reports. Publication could inhibit the exchange of information often of a confidential nature between the HAS teams, staff, the authorities concerned and my office.