HC Deb 08 July 1994 vol 246 c368W
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.