§ Mr. Rosindell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the performance indicators for the 2003–04 star ratings exercise for hospitals. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The indicators to be used in the 2003–04 National Health Service performance ratings were published by the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) on 18 December 2003. Full details can be found on the CHI website at: www.chi.nhs.uk. The results of the 2003–04 assessment will be published by the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection.