§ Mr. Gow
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many lunches and dinners have been held so far during the month of October 1975 at the Eastbourne District General Hospital at present under construction; on which dates such functions were held and the names and appointments in the National Health Service of those attending on each occasion; what was the total cost of each meal; and from which source that cost has been or will be met.
§ Dr. Owen
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the recent working conference of regional administrators held at the hospital. The meals provided were not paid for out of Exchequer Funds but from endowment funds administered by the South East Thames Regional Health Authority and the East Sussex Area Health Authority, which as trustees are entirely responsible for the use of the funds in accordance with the terms of the trust.773W