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National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

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5Scottish Health Service Planning Council

(1)There shall be constituted a Council, to be called the Scottish Health Service Planning Council (hereafter in this Act referred to as " the Planning Council"), and it shall be the duty of the Planning Council to advise the Secretary of State on the exercise of his functions under this Act, whether at his request or on their own initiative.

(2)Schedule 3 shall have effect in relation to the Planning Council.

(3)For the purpose of performing their duty under this section the Planning Council shall keep under review the development of the health service in Scotland as a whole and in the various parts of Scotland.

(4)The Planning Council shall make an annual report to the Secretary of State on their proceedings and on the proceedings of any committee appointed by them, and the Secretary of State shall lay that report before Parliament with such comments (if any) as he thinks fit.

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