HC Deb 18 June 1991 vol 193 cc145-6W
17. Mr. Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his proposals for the appointment of chairmen or chairwomen-designate for the second wave of NHS trusts.

Mr. Waldegrave

No NHS trust chairmen or non-executive directors can be formally appointed until an NHS trust is established. Our current programme for second-wave NHS trusts envisages formal establishment in the autumn of this year. The names of the chairmen will be provided around the same time.

Mr. Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the means by which service users will be consulted when Salford and Wigan district health authorities submit applications for trust status.

Mr. Dorrell

No expressions of interest in trust status have been received from the hospitals or other units in either Salford or Wigan.

22. Mr. Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether business plans for the second applications for trust status of hospitals will be published; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

No. The financial projections which second-wave trust applicants have been asked to submit have been prepared in confidence for the NHS management executive and it would not be appropriate to publish them.

23. Mr. Canavan

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications have now been submitted to self-governing trust status for national health service hospitals and other units.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To date, 105 hospitals and other units have applied to become NHS trusts in April 1992.

24. Mr. McKelvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last met representatives of the BMA to discuss trust status hospitals.

Mr. Waldegrave

I frequently meet members of the medical profession to discuss a range of issues. My last formal meeting with the BMA was on 9 May.