§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what instructions he has given to Lothian health board concerning its system of providing its general practitioners with postage to notify results of cervical smear tests to their patients; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Lothian health board has written to my right hon. and learned Friend's Department seeking guidance on the payment of postage costs incurred by general medical practitioners in notifying results of cervical smear tests to their patients. This matter is under active consideration.