HC Deb 01 December 1983 vol 49 c606W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will ensure that all members of health authorities declare their interests if they are associated with private hospitals.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Health authority members have a duty under regulations to disclose any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, in any contract, proposed contract or other matters under consideration by their authorities. There is therefore no need for special arrangements for those who are associated with private hospitals.