§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report the agreed policies within which district health authorities will tike responsibility for decision-taking in providing local operational services.
§ Dr. Vaughan
It would be impracticable to publish in theOfficial Report all the agreed policies within which district health authorities will make their decisions They will be those determined between each district health authority and the regional health authority through the operation of the NHS planning system, new guidance on which will be issued shortly. In framing their own plans, health authorities are expected to take into account the Government's policies and priorities as set out in "Care in Action," copies of which are in the Library of the House.