§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what guidance he has given to health authorities on Crown Immunity in National Health Service hospitals and contractors providing services there; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
[pursuant to his reply, 1 July 1985, c. 60]: No guidance on Crown Immunity in this context has been issued. Contractors providing services in hospital, who are not crown servants or agents exercising crown functions, would not be covered by Crown Immunity.