Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]
Alan Johnson (Secretary of State, Department of Health; Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, Labour)
Will the hon. Gentleman place on record, for the sake of my successor as Health Secretary, that he is saying that we should insist from the centre that every local acute trust must adopt this system? I say that because I have spent the past two years being lectured by Liberal Democrat Front Benchers about the need to devolve power to the front line and not to engage in central direction.