Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had "confidence" in the two new people in charge of the Care Quality Commission to "turnaround" the NHS England regulator after it allegedly covered-up its failure to investigate a series of baby deaths.
Mr Hunt added that he was "not happy" with inspections by the CQC, during an interview with BBC Breakfast.
Parents of a baby girl, who died at one-day-old, have said they are "sickened" they were not told of earlier failings at Furness Hospital.
The health watchdog has named the individuals accused of allegedly covering up its failure to investigate at a Cumbria maternity unit.
Cynthia Bower has been named as one of the individuals allegedly involved in the hospital deaths inquiry 'cover-up'.