§ Baroness Noakes
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 22 July (WA 27), what unaudited information is held centrally by the Department of Health in respect of the performance of individual National Health Service bodies against their key financial duties for 2001–02; whether they will publish that information; and, if they hold no such information, how they carry out their responsibilities for financial oversight of National Health Service bodies. [HL5567]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
Unaudited in-year monitoring information relating to the performance of National Health Service bodies against key financial duties is collected centrally by the Department of Health. We have no plans to publish this information. The audited information in respect of performance against these financial duties for 2001–02 will be published in NHS bodies' individual annual accounts. This information will be available centrally in autumn 2002.