§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received in respect of feasibility studies being carried out by hospitals considering self-governing status.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
We have received a small number of representations on this subject. The Department of Health and health authorities are undertaking a wide range of projects designed to inform the implementation of the Government's proposals to improve the Health Service, including the setting up of National Health Service hospital trusts.