asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will seek to lift the immunity from
|Royal Victoria infirmary, Newcastle||79||26||8||130||243|
|South Cleveland hospital, Middlesbrough||38||41||0||19||98|
|Royal infirmary, Sunderland||58||0||9||16||83|
|Royal infirmary, Hull||25||53||2||34||114|
|St. James' hospital, Leeds||71||55||0||56||182|
|General infirmary, Leeds||16||0||3||35||54|
|Royal Hallamshire hospital, Sheffield||52||115||0||83||250|
|City hospital, Nottingham||25||36||0||59||120|
|General hospital, Leicester||42||57||0||62||161|
|City hospital, Derby||13||53||0||5||71|
prosecution for Crown property such as hospitals alleged to have inadequate environmental health standards: and if he will make a statement.
I understand that the hon. Member is concerned about hygiene standards in the kitchens of NHS hospitals. In Health Circular HC(77)24 health authorities were told to give environmental health officers "open access" to their catering departments, to comply with the relevant regulations and not to use Crown immunity as a reason for failing to ensure that the standards prescribed by the regulations are met. We shall consider whether further action is required when the report of the inquiry into the outbreak of food poisoning at the Stanley Royd hospital, Wakefield is received.