New Clause 12 — De-authorisation of NHS foundation trusts

Part of New Member – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 12th October 2009.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud 4:45 pm, 12th October 2009

I speak as a governor of an acute hospital trust. At what stage does the Minister believe that Monitor should be talking to governors, and what time frame should governors have to consider some of the internal operations of the trust? There is not much point in being a governor if the first thing that happens is the disempowering of their role in any such questioning of the trust. Where do the governors come into this arrangement?

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