§ Mr. Ralph Howell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the National Health Service Accounts for 1987–88.
§ Mr. Freeman
Publication of the annual series of House of Commons papers on the National Health Service accounts is the responsibility of the National Audit Office. However, we understand that the papers for 1987–88 are to be published shortly. In the meantime my hon. Friend may wish to refer to the Department's annual booklet "Health Authorities Annual Accounts—National Summary (England)"—copies of which have been placed in the Library.