HC Deb 14 July 1987 vol 119 c453W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what information he has sought or been offered by health authorities regarding the effect of the lifting of Crown immunity; how many authorities have had to increase their expenditure on food hygiene and health and safety; and what requests for increased funding he has received as a consequence;

(2) if he will take steps to ensure that the accounting system for health authorities will enable identification of the extent to which the lifting of Crown immunity has increased hospital spending on food hygiene and health and safety in the first year without immunity;

(3) if he will request from regional health authorities information on the additional costs so far incurred or predicted in their regions because of the lifting of Crown immunity; and if he will seek a breakdown of the nature of the costs.

Mrs. Currie

I shall let the right hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.