HC Deb 02 December 1997 vol 302 cc152-3W
21. Miss Begg

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in reducing bureaucracy into he NHS in Scotland. [17112]

Mr. Galbraith

Health Boards and Trusts were recently instructed to submit action plans for reducing further the costs of bureaucracy. The plans have still to be fully evaluated and the likely savings and administrative improvements determined.