§ Dr. Cable
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role the Commission for Health Improvement will play in inspecting and monitoring hospital performance in relation to(a) hygiene and the work of cleaning contractors, (b) nutritional standards for patients' food and catering contracts and (c) preventing and stopping cross-infection. 
§ Yvette Cooper
The Commission for Health Improvement will provide robust, independent scrutiny of National Health Service arrangements to assure the quality of health care. Its clinical expertise will be brought to bear on the areas identified. It is recognised that there208W are also important non-clinical, organisational factors to be taken into account. Therefore the Commission will work closely with other external review and inspection bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive and the Audit Commission to ensure comprehensive monitoring of NHS hospitals.