§ 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.