HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c164W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether any of the district health authorities in Wales have indicated to his Department an interest on opting out of the present national health service structure in their entirety; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Grist

Pembrokeshire health authority has expressed an interest in self-governing status. If the authority submitted a successful application for such status, this would not involve opting out of the NHS structure. Self-governing trusts will remain firmly part of the NHS.