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New Clause 12 — De-authorisation of NHS foundation trusts

Part of New Member – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 12th October 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health 5:00 pm, 12th October 2009

The Minister will recall that the intervention by Monitor took place on the same day as the publication of the Healthcare Commission's report on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The same thing happened in relation to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Given that the Secretary of State, not Monitor, was responsible for the scrutiny and oversight of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, what action did the Department take that was different from the action that Monitor took on Stafford?

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