§ Sir Barney Hayhoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will detail the alleged inaccuracies he has detected in the First Report of the Social Services Committee (H.C. 264–1) on "Resourcing the National Health Service"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Moore
I do not think it would be appropriate to anticipate the Government's formal response to the Select Committee, which we will of course be making in the usual way, by making a further statement at this stage. On a question of fact, however, I have already expressed my concern that the Committee's recommendation for an extra £95 million in respect of pay and price inflation in 1987–88 failed to take account of the additional £75 million announced by the Government on 16 December.