HC Deb 13 May 1986 vol 97 c446W
Mr. Roger King

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will institute an inquiry into the financial management of central Birmingham health authority.

Mr. Hayhoe

[pursuant to his reply, 12 May 1986]: No. Some time ago departmental auditors discovered certain shortcomings in this authority's financial management, and a plan of corrective action, agreed with my officials and the West Midlands regional health authority, is now taking effect. I therefore see no purpose in instituting an inquiry. The NHS management board pays particular attention to financial management as part of its annual review of regional health authorities' performance.