§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has received representations regarding the role of the general manager at unit level in the health services; and to what effect.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Yes. We have received comments from all health authorities, the main national professional bodies and other representative organisations on the recommendations of the NHS management inquiry report. These include a variety of views on the need for and role of a general manager at unit level. We shall be taking these into consideration before reaching decisions about how to carry forward the report's recommendations.