HC Deb 31 March 1993 vol 222 cc236-7W
Ms Primarolo

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library copies of letters and reports sent by the Audit Commission to her Department on fund holding in 1991–92.

Dr. Mawhinney

Formal audit reports covering matters of major concern, which are reports in the public interest (RIPI), are issued under section 20(3) of the 1990 National Health Service and Community Care Act and are public documents. No RIPIs have been issued concerning general practitioner fundholding in 1991–92. Management letters, summarising matters arising during the course of an audit are routinely sent to each family health services authority. These are not available centrally.