HL Deb 01 July 1997 vol 581 c17WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With reference to the statement in the Labour Party manifesto that "With Labour, the measure [of NHS performance] will be quality of outcome", when information of the compilation of that measure will be made available.

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington)

We are committed to making outcomes more central to the assessment of the performance of the National Health Service. We will be working with the NHS, the professions and patients' groups to develop a range of quality and effectiveness measures and will make announcements as these become available.