» Thursday, June 14, 2007


Asked if Patricia Hewitt’s speech implied that she would be in charge of the NHS for the next 10 years, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) replied that this was just a different kind of reshuffle question, and one that he would not be involved in, so best to leave it there.

Asked if the Prime Minister agreed with Patricia Hewitt that there should be no NHS Board, the PMOS replied that the Prime Minister agreed that first and foremost a lot of energy and commitment had been devoted to making sure that the decision making process was as near to the front line as was possible. That was why so many of the financial controls had been devolved to the front line. In terms of Parliamentary accountability, those were real issues that had to be addressed, and which could not be ducked.

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