§ Mrs. Lait
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if(a) his Department, (b) the NHS Executive and (c) East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority informed customers of the closure of Health Services Accreditation; and if he will make a statement on the (i) nature and (ii) number of responses received. 
§ Mr. Denham
The Director of Health Service Accreditation (HSA) wrote on 3 March 1999 advising customers of its closure. As of 16 March, HSA had received a total of 14 letters from contributors to the service standards reports or from providers of patient services eligible for accreditation. They all expressed regret that the work of the HSA had come to an end and all hoped that ways might be found of maintaining access to the materials.