§ Mr. Canavan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement about his plans for the implementation of the Griffiths proposals for National Health Service management in Scotland.
§ Mr. John MacKay
In reply to my hon. Friend the member for Cunninghame, North (Mr. Come) my right hon. Friend announced the issue of a circular about the implementation of the general management function in the Scottish Health Service. Since then, all 15 health boards have appointed general managers at board level. A study of unit management has been commissioned as the basis for decisions on how general management can best be developed in units and its results are expected in April 1986. The Health Service policy board has been established under my chairmanship and includes two members with extensive management experience in industry. Work is continuing on further aspects of developing general management.