§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her plans to introduce performance indicators for the national health service.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The Department of Health publishes a wide range of comparative information about national health service performance and, over the past 10 years, a pack on health services indicators. Copies are available in the Library. The Department continues to develop and improve the ways in which it manages NHS performance.