§ Dr. Mawhinney
I attach considerable importance to developing the use of comparative performance indicators in the national health service. They are a valuable tool in enabling standards in all areas to rise to the levels of the best. A considerable amount of comparative performance information is already available and the task now is to ensure that it is spread and used more widely to inform choices about health care. To that end, I am pleased to say that the first hospital league tables will be published in June 1994.