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National Health Service Trusts

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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23.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has as to how many ballots of staff and patients on the question of the formation of self-governing trusts have resulted in majorities in favour.

74.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has as to how many ballots of staff and patients on the question of the formation of self-governing trusts have resulted in majorities in favour.

91.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has as to how many ballots of staff and patients on the question of the formation of self-governing trusts have resulted in majorities in favour.

We are aware that ballots on the establishment of National Health Service trusts have taken place in a number of units. However, we have consistently made clear that it would not be sensible for changes in management of National Health Service services to be subject to ballots. Applications for National Health Service trust status will not be invited until Parliament has approved the necessary legislation. Staff and the local community will then have an opportunity to express their views on individual proposals before any decisions are made.

27.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has on the number of ballots that have been held in hospitals which are considering opting out; and whether any of these have shown a majority in favour of such a course of action.

32.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence he has of the views of National Health Service staff or patients for the formation of self-governing trusts.

37.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has on the number of ballots that have been held on hospitals which are considering opting out; and whether any of these have shown a majority in favour of such a course of action.

54.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence he has of the views of National Health Service staff or patients for the formation of self-governing trusts.

103.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has on the number of ballots that have been held in hospitals which are considering opting out; and whether any of these have shown a majority in favour of such a course of action.

I refer the hon. Members to the reply my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State gave the hon. Members for Moray (Mrs. Ewing) and for Dundee, East (Mr. McAllion) earlier today.

38.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the latest estimate of his Department's expenditure on preparation for the formation of self-governing trusts.

76.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the latest estimate of his Department's expenditure on preparation for the formation of self-governing trusts.

97.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the latest estimate of his Department's expenditure on preparation for the formulation of self-governing trusts.

100.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the latest estimate of his Department's expenditure on preparation for the formulation of self-governing trusts.

Expenditure on preparing for the establishment of National Health Service trusts is not separately identified.