§ 26. Mr. Jenkins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he is making toward equality of provision in the national health service; and when he expects to achieve it. 
§ Mr. Denham
The Government are producing National Service Frameworks, establishing the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and introducing a National Performance Assessment Framework, which will challenge and address variations in the provision of clinically and cost-effective treatments not based on the health needs and wishes of local people.