NHS Trust Documents

Health written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on making available to hon. Members documents originating in NHS trusts; and what criteria he uses in deciding which of these documents may be placed in the Library when an hon. Member makes a request for them.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

holding answer 8 January 2004

The Department would generally make available information that it collects and retains, and as such would place this information in the Library, subject to any requirement for confidentiality. The Department would not generally seek to obtain copies of documents or information which it did not already hold. This approach is in line with the Open Government Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, and is consistent with the relationship between the Department and National Health Service organisations following the "Shifting the Balance of Power" initiative.

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