§ 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 29WA 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.