HC Deb 13 January 2004 vol 416 c718W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will correct the information on the NHS website relating to bed occupancy in the South and East Dorset Primary Care Trust; [147565]

(2) for what reason his Department refused the request of the South and East Dorset Primary Care Trust that inaccurate information in relation to the trust on the NHS website should be corrected. [147566]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Information on average daily bed availability and occupancy during 2002–03 was published on the Department of Health website on 11 September 2003. Final information for South and East Dorset Primary Care Trust was supplied on 2 July and no amendments were received after publication.

Information on bed availability and occupancy is published as final data and is generally not subject to further amendment once published. Any requests for major amendments would be considered on merit while maintaining the balance between ensuring consistency in published data and accuracy.