Cross-Government Planning and Implementation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 11 February 2015.

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Photo of Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin Minister for Government Policy 11:30, 11 February 2015

I agree that it needs to be tackled. I think that the most signal example is the relationship between local authorities—in particular, adult social care departments—and the health service. We are now focusing on that above all, and trying to prevent circumstances in which a failure to pool budgets leads to worse results for patients. I think that we shall then have a model that we will try to use in many other areas.