§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure that the money made available for the improvement of hospital incinerators will be spent solely for that purpose regardless of any change in the status of hospital incinerators and their currently being subjected to Crown immunity.
§ Mr. Freeman
It is for health authorities to determine the allocation of the resources available to them by relating local circumstances to the Government's strategic priorities for the National Health Service. The Department will, however, be monitoring health authorities' progress on the upgrading-replacement of incinerators required to meet new controls on emissions to the atmosphere planned to come into force next year. We shall be neither seeking, nor would expect, Crown immunity from these controls for the National Health Service.