§ Mr. Graham Stringer
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made in establishing a supervisory board for children's services within Greater Manchester for primary, secondary and tertiary paediatric services. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
[holding answer 2 December 2002]I am aware that senior representatives of the strategic health authority and the Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust recently met local hon. Members to inform them of progress.802W
I understand that the Greater Manchester strategic health authority recently circulated proposals to establish a children's network supervisory board. Comments have been requested by the end of January.