§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average score for the controls assurance standard on environmental management has been in each year since 1997. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The average scores for controls assurance standard on environmental management were:
2000–01 33.6 2001–02 35.5 2002–03 39.2 2003–04 49.0
Scores were not collected prior to 2000–01. From 1 August 2004, key controls assurance standards were incorporated into Standards for Better Healthcare and the risk management process will be managed locally using the existing assurance framework.