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New Clause 12 — De-authorisation of NHS foundation trusts

Part of New Member – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 12th October 2009.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 5:15 pm, 12th October 2009

There has been a good deal of discussion about the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, although I do not intend to go down that route now. However, in the context of the points made about Monitor, does my hon. Friend accept that some of us believe-I have said this in a reply to a letter that I received from the Minister-that although there is a case in certain circumstances for the Secretary of State to put pressure on Monitor, there are also occasions on which he should completely override it and take the powers to himself to take the necessary action to disband a trust? That may not be what my hon. Friend wants me to say-I am not sure.

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