§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consultations he has had with the chairmen of the Welsh health authorities and trusts in relation to expenditure by trusts and units within the national health service in Wales on public relations consultants; under which powers such expenditure is approved by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redwood
None. Health authorities and trusts have discretion to make their own judgments within delegated powers. I do not myself favour expenditure on such consultancy.