§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what effect the report of the National Health Service management inquiry will have on the Health Service in Wales.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The NHS management inquiry was invited to examine the Health Service in England but the principles underlying its recommendations, and in particular the proposals for clarifying and reinforcing the function of general management, are equally applicable to the Health Service in Wales. I am therefore studying the inquiry team's report in detail and will consult more widely when I have drawn up proposals appropriate to our organisation of health services in Wales.