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Asked if the Prime Minister felt that bringing in outsiders as Ministers was a success given the departure of Lord Darzi and Lord Malloch-Brown and asked when replacements for those two vacancies would be announced, the PMS said that both Lord Darzi and Lord Malloch-Brown would remain Ministers until the summer recess and we would announce successors in due course. In overall terms the Prime Minister felt that bringing people in from outside politics had been a success. Lord Darzi had made an excellent contribution to the reform of the NHS; his report was very widely welcomed and was in many ways a groundbreaking report. Likewise, Lord Malloch-Brown came in with a huge amount of international foreign policy expertise. However, these people were not professional politicians and it was no surprise that they chose to move on after a certain period of time. It was also worth remembering that we still had Lord Myners who continued to do an excellent job in the Treasury; Mervyn Davies who was doing a first-rate job in the Department of Business and Lord West who worked in the Home Office. The Prime Minister felt these people had made an excellent contribution to the Government and to the British public.

Put that Lord Darzi s departure signalled the end of NHS reform, the PMS said that that was not true and that all Ministers had the job of carrying out reform.

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