HC Deb 05 February 1985 vol 72 cc512-3W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has to privatise part of the armed forces medical service; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stanley

While we are committed to maintaining three uniformed medical services, we are examining greater involvement of outside agencies in some medical areas, and indeed elsewhere in the MOD. It is too early to anticipate the outcome of this work.