Pay Beds

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th June 1979.

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Photo of Mr John Evans Mr John Evans , Newton 12:00 am, 26th June 1979

Is the Secretary of State aware that many people regard the proposals that he announced yesterday as passing the buck from the Government down to the areas, and that the hospital unions are utterly opposed to the phasing out of the NHS boards? What criteria does the right hon. Gentleman intend to use to solve the many disputes which are bound to break out at local level about the phasing out of pay beds?