To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if the will make a statement about the future role of the Scottish Health Service Planning Council.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
A consultation paper on the future of the Scottish Health Service Planning Council was issued in October 1987 and by the end of March 1988, 80 bodies had submitted replies. The responses are being analysed at present and consideration is being given to the recommendations. A statement will be made in due course.