HC Deb 18 October 1982 vol 29 c7W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Prime Minister if she will take steps to set up a separate Ministry of Health.

The Prime Minister:

No. It helps the co-ordination of policy and public expenditure to link health, personal social services and social security under the overall responsibility of one principal Secretary of State for Social Services. The organisation of his Department already provides for separate management of the different services, including the health services, under a designated Minister for Health.