§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the full report of the Inter-Authority Comparisons and Consultancy is now available for 1990–91; whether this consultancy is to continue in 1991–92, what estimate has been made of the cost; and what is its programme of work for 1991–92.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Inter-Authority Comparisons and Consultancy (IACC) expects to publish its full report in the summer. A copy will be placed in the Library. In 1991–92 IACC will be working on the reduction of waiting time in the West Midlands region. As announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 27 February, we have engaged Qa Business Services to carry forward studies of 80 of the worst lists in 1991–92; £9 million will be available from the waiting list fund to finance the team's recommendations.