Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Opposition will oppose his plans for abolishing the NHS boards on the ground that a health service should be provided on the basis of medical priority and not on the power of the purse? Is he also aware that decisions on pay beds should be taken nationally, and that we oppose the idea that the matter should be left to local decision? What the right hon. Gentleman is trying to do is to force on reluctant area health authorities the courage of his convictions.