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London Hospitals

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she last reviewed the strategic provision of hospital provision in London and the surrounding areas; and if she will make a statement. (77489)

[holding answer 19 June 2006]: Strategic leadership and commissioning is a central role of new strategic health authorities and primary care trusts working with their partners. Strategic provision of hospital services has been a key part of the strategic authority responsibilities since shifting the balance of power was introduced in 2002.