§ 30. Mr. O'Neill
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to meet health board chairmen to discuss the implications of his circular of 22 June on privatisation of services.
§ 31. Mr. Maxton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to meet the chairmen of the health boards in Scotland to discuss National Health Service circular 1984 (GEN) 14.
§ Mr. John MacKay
I consulted the chairmen of the Health Boards before issuing the recent circular on the use of commercial contractors in the National Health Service. They endorsed the programme for testing the cost-effectiveness of support services in the circular.