§ Mr. Lansley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department's officials provided briefing to journalists on 19 May concerning the content of his written statement to the House on 20 May on reducing bureaucracy in the NHS. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
[holding answer 5 May 2004J:My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health announced the review of departmental arm's length bodies to the Health Select Committee on 30 October 2003, and officials have answered media inquiries on the progress of the review on a number of occasions since then.