HC Deb 18 October 1995 vol 264 c264W
30. Mr. Donohoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet the chairmen of the health boards in Scotland to discuss finance. [36060]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

I meet chairmen of health boards regularly to discuss a wide range of strategic issues affecting the management of the NHS in Scotland. Many of those issues may have financial implications. The next such meeting will take place on 8 December 1995.

31. Mr. Ernie Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of health boards to discuss the health service [36061]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

I met the chairmen of all Scotland's health boards and NHS trusts on 5 October.

33. Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to amend the functions of health boards in Scotland; and if he will make a statement. [36063]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

I have no such plans.

However, I have established a working group, chaired by Professor Sir Robert Shields, to produce and consolidate guidance on the developing roles and responsibilities of health boards. A copy of the group's remit and a list of members has been placed in the library.