§ 29. Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to require all health authorities in Wales to adopt policies at unit management level which prevents any consultant from treating his waiting list for general practitioner fund holders more favourably than for non-fund holders.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
We will shortly be issuing guidance on contracting for services in 1992–93 which will confirm that the management of waiting lists must be on the basis of clinical need. All district health authorities, provider units and GP fund holders are aware of, and conform to, this principle.