§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice she gives to health authorities and NHS trusts on equal opportunities policy; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
National health service authorities and trusts are expected to comply with the aims and goals of the NHS executive's "Opportunity 2000" programme, and of "Ethnic minority staff in the NHS: a programme of action". Copies of those programmes are available in the Library. In addition, the General Whitley Council has made agreements promoting equal opportunities which apply to all staff employed on national terms and conditions of service.