§ Nick Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mergers between NHS acute services trusts there have been in each year since trusts were formed. 
§ Mr. Hutton
A list of all national health service trusts that have been involved in major reconfigurations since 1991–92 have been placed in the Library. Most of these have merged by dissolution and establishment of new NHS trusts, but there are also absorption mergers and parts of NHS trusts involved in the formation of new NHS trusts and primary care trusts.