§ 29. Mr. Rooney
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made towards developing a new NHS charter. 
§ Mr. Milburn
We announced on 8 October last year that Mr. Greg Dyke (chief executive and chairman of Pearson Television) had been appointed to advise the Government on developing a National Health Service Charter. He is being supported in this task by a group of advisers drawn from the NHS, patient and other organisations. We expect to publish draft proposals later this year.