§ Mr. Dawson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the names and positions of the senior members of staff who from 1 April have responsibility for children's services in each strategic health authority, PCT and NHS trust. 158W
data for delayed discharges in north Essex health authority for Quarter 3 2001–02 are in the Library.
§ Jacqui Smith
[holding answer 14 May 2002]This information is not collected centrally. Strategic health authorities are responsible for ensuring that primary care and acute trusts have in place mechanisms to assure high quality service provision, such as those recommended as part of national documents or standards. Directors of health and social care have a role in overseeing the activities of strategic health authorities.