HC Deb 01 February 2002 vol 379 cc625-6W
Jeff Ennis

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will announce the names of the chair and panel members for the independent investigation into the handling of complaints against Dr. Kerr and Mr. Haslam. [33722]

Emergency calls resulting in an emergency response arriving at the scene of the incident1
Ambulance NHS Trust Number Rate per thousand population
England 3,558 71
Northern and Yorkshire 476 68
West Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance NHS Trust 172 81
Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance NHS Trust 132 47
Cumbria Ambulance NHS Trust 24 38
North East Ambulance NHS Trust 148 105
Trent 334 69

Mr. Milburn

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Nigel Pleming QC has agreed to chair this investigation. Mr. Pleming has considerable experience in health law, including mental health law.

I am also pleased to announce that Ms Ruth Lesirge and Ms Ros Alstead have agreed to be Panel members. Ms Lesirge is Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation. Ms Alstead is Director of Quality and Operations and Nursing at the South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust.

Mr. Pleming and the inquiry panel will start work shortly. They will be holding early meetings with those involved to discuss the issues to be covered in the investigation.

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