HC Deb 18 July 1983 vol 46 c35W
Mrs. Dunwoody

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if his Department gave any guidance to health authority administrators regarding public policy statements during the Dissolution of Parliament; what was the substance of the guidance; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The only guidance issued to health authorities gave information on the principles which were required to be observed by the Government information service during a general election, where these were relevant to the NHS. This followed practice adopted in previous elections.

I understand that a copy of the guidance issued to the Government information service has been placed in the Library of the House. A copy of the departmental letter to regional administrators has also been placed in the Library of the House.