§ Mr. Alan Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role will be played by her Department in the forthcoming consultation on disability; and if she will publish a consultation paper on countering unfair discrimination in health provision and the health service.
§ Mr. Bowis
My right hon. Friend the Minister for Social Security and Disabled People, will be co-ordinating action on this front and will involve other departments as necessary.
The national health service provides services for everybody on the basis of their clinical need. A consultation paper on this will not therefore be necessary.