HC Deb 11 November 1997 vol 300 c535W
21. Mr. David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on GP commissioning guidance for 1998–99. [13830]

Mr. Milburn

In early September, we published guidance on the new approach to commissioning for 1998–99. This marked the transition from divisive, bureaucratic contracting out to a new co-operative approach. This will pave the way for a White Paper which will replace the internal market with a framework for quality and fairness.