HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 c472W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether(a) the Secta Group Ltd., (b) Quo Health and (c) Sema Health have managed a hospital before. [89542]

Mr. Hutton

[holding answer 13 January 2003]: The independent panel set up by the National Health Service Appointments Commission assessed the general ability of each private sector organisation to run a hospital trust.

The expertise and experience of every organisation which tenders for a national health service franchise and individuals leading any bid on behalf of that organisation will be thoroughly and rigorously assessed before any contract is awarded.

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