Supplementary written evidence from the
Department of Health (CFI 01B)|
I am writing to clarify my remarks when I gave evidence
to the Committee on 22 March.
Valerie Vaz asked me at Q525 about the publication
of the surveys of public attitudes towards the national health
service and social care, and in particular one that was "out
in autumn 2010".
These surveys have been commissioned since 2000 and
reports up to 2007 were on the Department's website. Subsequent
reports were not placed on the website by my predecessors. Reports
from 2008-March 2010 are however in the public domain as we placed
them in the Library of the House on 3 December in response to
a Parliamentary question from Liz Kendall. I have arranged for
these to be placed on the website as well.
We have subsequently commissioned a further survey
which was conducted during November and December. The final report
of that survey has not yet been completed and when it is I will
consider publication in the normal way.
I hope this clarifies the position.
Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE