HC Deb 14 May 2004 vol 421 cc626-7W
Mrs. Iris Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to bring forward a bill on clinical negligence; and if he will make a statement; [171761]

(2) which of the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer's report, Making Amends into Medical Negligence, have been implemented. [171762]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Department is reviewing the responses to the consultation document 'Making Amends'. It is intended to publish a statement of policy later this year, setting out how the National Health Service response to clinical negligence will change in the future. Following this, the Department intends to introduce the changes which require primary legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows.