HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 c581W
Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pending the result of the inquiry by Judge Fallon, what action should be taken by the chief executive of a special health authority high-security psychiatric hospital on receipt of a dossier of allegations concerning another special hospital; and if he will make a statement concerning the reporting relationships between the chairmen and chief executives of the special hospitals and the chairman and chief executive of the High Security Psychiatric Services Commissioning Board. [17802]

Mr. Burns

It would not be appropriate to comment on matters that may be considered by his honour, Mr. Peter Fallon in the course of his deliberations.

Chairmen and chief executives of the three hospital authorities are responsible for providing high secure psychiatric services, as commissioned by the NHS executive on behalf of the Secretary of State, taking advice from the High Secure Psychiatric Services Commissioning Board.

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