An influential MP has called on the government to deliver on its promise to publish advice it sought on decisions made over the reconfiguration of primary care trusts.

An influential MP has called on the government to deliver on its promise to publish advice it sought on decisions made over the reconfiguration of primary care trusts.

Opening a Commons debate on the government's response to the health select committee's damning report on how Commissioning a Patient-led NHS was formulated and delivered, committee chair Kevin Barron quoted HSJ reports that some of the advice of an expert panel ? set up to reassure the NHS that decisions would be politically neutral ? had been ignored and that reconfigurations had been changed following pressure from, among others, former health secretary Alan Milburn.

Mr Barron said MPs needed to know if 'those with the loudest voices' were shaping healthcare planning and systems.

'When I see reports about people with the loudest voice and political debates resulting in more PCTs than the initial plan suggested, I oppose it.'

Care services minister Ivan Lewis said copies of the panel's advice would be placed in the Commons library.