HC Deb 07 December 1993 vol 234 c188W
21. Ms Estelle Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to monitor contracts between purchasers and provider units and to ensure that adequate funds are available for the remainder of the financial year.

Dr. Mawhinney

The National Health Service Management Executive issued guidance on monitoring contracts earlier this year. Recent evidence indicates that generally hospitals are managing their workload smoothly. Local managers are taking the necessary action to ensure activity remains within contract.