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Nhs Reform

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the area health authorities where members have taken a vote to consider the proposals for opting-out by hospitals in their area; and what were the results obtained.

The Department has not sought or recorded the results or deliberations by health authorities to date on self-governance and other NHS review issues. Formal applications for NHS trust status will not be invited until Parliament has given approval to the necessary legislation. At that time health authorities will have an opportunity to comment on individual applications for trust status as part of the formal consultation process.