§ 25. Paul Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on progress in raising standards of hospital cleanliness. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The NHS Plan expressed our determination to create real and lasting improvements to standards of hospital cleanliness. Through our Clean Hospitals programme, the number of "red" hospitals has fallen from 253 in autumn 2000 to zero today. Every, hospital in England now provides standards of cleanliness which are good or at least acceptable.