HC Deb 19 February 1997 vol 290 c617W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral statement on 11 February,Official Report, column 156, concerning the size of the current Red Book contract for the delivery of NHS general medical services, what opportunities will be offered by his proposed amendment to the National Health Service (Primary Care) Bill [Lords] which are not possible under a current Red Book contract. [16023]

Mr. Malone

The National Health Service (Primary Care) Bill will permit those who work in the NHS to shape services to reflect local needs and circumstances rather than work solely to the national terms of service.