§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to change the role of management of community health councils.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Community health councils have an important role in representing the views of users and we support a strong role for them now and in the future. The future arrangements for establishing and funding CHCs will need to be considered in the context of the announcement by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to the House on 21 October at columns398-412.