Kevin Barron Questions Secretary of State for Health

Hospital Mortality Rates
Oral Answers to Questions — Health
1:10 pm

Kevin Barron (Rother Valley, Labour)

How many health professional regulatory bodies has the Secretary of State met since the publication of the Francis report?

Photo of Jeremy HuntJeremy Hunt (South West Surrey, Conservative)

I think I have met most of them, but I have certainly met the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and I have talked to them about the reasons they are finding it difficult to remove doctors and nurses from their lists when there are questions about their poor performance.

Relevant, but a bit of a waste of a question that, Kevin.

You need to use much longer sentences with more than one question cleverly disguised within it. This is what the public has to do at a Maltby Town Council Meeting since it was decided (and passed by Cllr Jenny Andrews in her short time as Chair) that only one question per person may be asked.

There’s a certain skill to this as Councillors and MPs have long practised the art of deflection of relevant questions to make them appear irrelevant.

 

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