HC Deb 30 March 2000 vol 347 cc219-20W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in giving an individual trust board member the responsibility for volunteer involvement; and how many NHS trusts have achieved this. [116444]

Mr. Hutton

The National Health Service Executive has taken, and continues to take, a great deal of action on the recommendations of the "Making a Difference: Strengthening Volunteering in the NHS" report. NHS trusts were asked to name a volunteering 'champion' at Board level. A recent progress update showed that 76 per cent, of trusts have a member in place.