§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services pursuant to the answer of 15 December 1986, Official Report, column 415, whether he had on that date already received a copy of the survey results distributed to the members of the equal opportunities task force of the King Edward's hospital fund on 24 November 1986.
§ Mrs. Currie
No. We have not received a copy of the survey which, from inquiries we made of the King Edward's fund task force, I understand is a summary of responses received to letters sent to health authorities about their equal opportunities policies. However, as I explained in my reply to the hon. Member, health authorities were advised when the task force was established not to wait for its advice but to press ahead in accordance with the Commission for Racial Equality's code of practice.