Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    That this House expresses concern about reports of large deficits incurred by East and North Herts Health Trust and Hertfordshire Health Authority; calls for the publication without further delay of figures for the current and cumulative deficits of the trust and authority; asks the Secretary of State for Health to explain why claimed increases in health spending have still left deficits in the NHS in Hertfordshire; demands assurances that services and much needed investment programmes will not be cut to pay for these deficits; and calls for concrete steps to achieve this.

    Tabled 23rd April 2001