§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when his Department first announced plans for the Green Paper on primary health care; and why it has not been published to date.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The Government announced their intention to publish a Green Paper in April 1984. Since then there has been a number of important developments which the Government wished to take into account including the publication of the Royal College of General Practitioners' policy statement "Quality in General Practice".