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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 Tony Wright Tony Wright Labour, Cannock Chase 4:45 pm, 12th October 2009

I should like to reinforce the point that has just been made about the need for decisive action if we have another catastrophe such as that in Staffordshire, which I hope we do not. The frustration in that case, knowing the enormity of what had happened, was the delay in doing anything about it, and particularly the inability quickly to put in a new chief executive and top staff to clean up the place. This machinery sounds rather elaborate; I want to know that it will enable the Department of Health and Ministers to get in and sort the thing out immediately.

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