§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last met the British Medical Association; and what subjects were discussed.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State last met representatives of the British Medical Association formally on 18 October 1989, when he had a friendly and constructive discussion about the implementation of the proposals in the White Paper "Working for Patients". The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Lords) and I met representatives of the British Medical Association on 7 February to discuss the question of junior doctors' hours of work.