Health Services: Bradford
David Ward (Bradford East, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with Bradford and Airedale Primary Care Trust the staffing reductions that Trust is making in health improvement services.
Anne Milton (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Public Health), Health; Guildford, Conservative)
The Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend Mr Lansley, has no current plans to meet with Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT) to discuss health improvement staffing levels. National health service organisations, including Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT, are independent employers in their own rights and responsible for decisions on staffing numbers.