HL Deb 02 November 1998 vol 594 cc28-9WA
Lord Clement-Jones

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What financial support the Department of Health gives to telephone helpline services other than NHS Direct; and whether they will state the amount of support in each case. [HL3561]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Hayman)

Information showing the current level of the Department of Health's financial support for individual telephone helpline services is shown in the table.

Helpline Estimated 1998–99 Department of Health Contribution £000
Allergy Helpline 131
Backpain Helpline 15
Blood Donor Telephone Service 350
Butchers Helpline 12
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) 250
Childline 163
Churches Child Protection Advisory Service 26.5
Contraceptive Education Service 754
Drinkline (alcohol) 208
Elder Abuse Response Line 75.5
Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths helpline 4.5
Health Information Service 02
Infertility Evening Counselling Service 12
Jessop Centre: CJD Helpline 14
Kidscape 30
National Aids Helpline 1,569
National Drugs Helpline
National Asthma Helpline 153
National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome Helpline 14.5
NHS Estates Information Centre 30
NHS Responseline 52
Health Literature Line
Organ Donation Literature Line 130
Parentline 25
Parkinson's Disease Society (drug information helpline) 15
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (telephone counselling) 8
Quitline (smoking) 700
Sexwise (teenage conceptions) 800
Welfare Food Advice and Fraud Line 04
Winter Warmth Line 100
Women's Aid Federation (England) National Helpline 49
1 Represents the total funding of British Allergy Foundation. This includes helpline costs.
2 Funded by Health authorities.
3 Represents the total funding of the National Asthma Campaign. This includes helpline costs.
4 Operated by Department of Health staff.