Health Service Staff Commission

Part of Orders of the Day — Health Services Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 9th June 1980.

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Photo of Mr Roger Thomas Mr Roger Thomas , Carmarthen 4:30 pm, 9th June 1980

I thank the Minister for his remarks, but, as he has reminded me in answers to parliamentary questions, he has received more than 500 representations from people at all levels in Wales about health services. That is a fair amount of representation. The people of Wales will not be content to see a reorganisation in England while being told that everything in the garden is lovely in Wales. It would be a good thing if we in Wales could discuss changes in the Health Service here in Parliament and not through extra-parliamentary means such as the leading columns of the Western Mail.

I fully support new clause 9, which advocates the setting up of a staff commission. There is much discontent and misgiving in Wales and it is sad to reflect that the Minister may not be aware of it.