§ Mr. Andrew George
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received concerning a national service framework for disablement services. 
§ Mr. Denham
The charity consortium emPOWER have, over an extended period, called for the establishment of a national service framework (NSF) for disablement services. A rolling programme of NSFs, taking forward established frameworks on cancer and paediatric intensive care and developing frameworks for coronary heart disease and mental health, was launched in April 1998. The next two NSFs will be for older people (2000), and diabetes (2001).