§ Mr. Raynsford
To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date the consultation exercise on the proposed application by Greenwich health service for trust status began; on what date copies of the consultation paper were available for distribution to the public; and if she will make a statement on the adequacy of arrangements for consultation on this matter.173W
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The public consultation exercise for Greenwich Healthcare's application for NHS trust status began on 14 May 1992. The application document was available from the same date.
The South East Thames regional health authority, which is responsible for the consultation process, has distributed over 340 copies of the document to a wide range of individuals and organisations. Anyone who has not received a copy may obtain one from the regional health authority.