HC Deb 07 March 1985 vol 74 c592W
Mr. John David Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the policy of each of the area health boards on providing (a) agendas for meeting and (b) confidential reports listed on these agendas to local provincial newspapers in advance of the date of these meetings.

Mr. Chris Patten

It is the policy of each health and social services board to make available to the press agendas for board meetings, excluding confidential items, in advance of meetings. Confidential reports are not made available to the press.