HC Deb 02 February 1999 vol 324 c572W
26. Mr. Jenkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he is making toward equality of provision in the national health service; and when he expects to achieve it. [67185]

Mr. Denham

The Government are producing National Service Frameworks, establishing the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and introducing a National Performance Assessment Framework, which will challenge and address variations in the provision of clinically and cost-effective treatments not based on the health needs and wishes of local people.

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