§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement of progress on the Renown management initiative.
§ Mr. Dorrell
We are now more than half way to fulfilling the Government's White Paper commitment announced in January 1989, to have all the larger acute hospitals in the resource management programme by the end of financial year 1991–92. In March 1989 we announced the names of the first 50 hospitals in England to join the programme. The names of 50 more hospitals to join the programme in this financial year were announced in Janaury. These 100 hospitals with the initial six pilot sites were joined by a further 30 announced on 2 May by my hon. Friend the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State. In this financial year the Government have made available an additional £78 million for resource management.