§ Mr. Sumberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his consideration of the Management Advisory Service report on pathology manpower will be completed; when the report will be made generally available; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
A consultation paper on the future management and staffing of pathology services in the NHS has been sent to health authorities plus professional and 597W staff side bodies. A copy of the MAS report has also been sent to these bodies. I have arranged for copies of both documents to be placed in the Library.