§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of Stale for Health if she will make a statement on the future of community health councils.
§ Mr. Sackville
Community health councils (CHCs) will continue to carry out their role of representing the interests in the health service of the public in their districts. My hon. Friend the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State wrote to health authorities earlier this year to ensure that they were fully aware of what is expected from their relationship with CHCs. A copy of the letter (M L(92)1) is available in the Library.