§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with officials of the Northumbria Ambulance Service NHS trust on the subject of accounting procedures.
§ Mr. Sackville
Officials have reminded the Northumbria Ambulance Service NHS trust of the statutory accounting procedures for NHS trusts. These procedures are contained in the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and in the NHS "Trusts Manual For Accounts", copies of which will be placed in the Library.