Monday, 12 March 2012

Cambridge MP Huppert Calls On Local MP Lansley To Publish Risk Register


MP Julian Huppert has written to Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, calling on him to publish the health service transition risk register promptly after the government lost its fight to keep it under wraps.

Julian’s call comes just days before the Lords get their last chance to debate and vote on controversial health reforms. The Bill has already passed the Commons, where Julian voted against it.

He said the risk register needed to be published to inform the debate on the Health and Social Care Bill.

Julian said: “The Information Tribunal has ruled that the risk register should be published and the government should do so now.

“I have argued for this to happen both publicly and privately to ministers and now this view has been supported by the tribunal. There must be no further delay in publishing this register if we are to have a fully informed debate on this Bill.”