§ 6. Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will now make public details of performance-related payments made to managers in the National Health Service and state in each case why such payments have been made.
§ Mr. Hinchliffe
Does the Minister accept that the 100,000 Wakefield people who petitioned against the proposed closure of Snapethorpe hospital in my constituency have a right to know whether a district health authority general manager having a salary of £35,000 per year will receive a cash bonus for achieving the closure of that hospital?
§ Mr. Mellor
Snapethorpe hospital has not had a patient in it since 1984. I know that the hon. Gentleman has been pursuing a vendetta against the district general manager concerned but he cannot blame that manager for obeying the instructions of the health authority rather than those of the hon. Gentleman.