§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to receive the report of the independent study commissioned by the National Health Service Management Board's manpower planning advisory group on the provision of pathology staffing; and what representations he has had on the subject of this provision.
§ Mr. Newton
The report of the independent review commissioned by the NHS management board's174W manpower planning advisory group on pathology staffing has been received, and is under consideration. The Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers has requested a meeting with the chief executive of the management board to discuss the report, and about a dozen letters have been received on various aspects of the review.