HC Deb 20 July 2000 vol 354 c284W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many health authorities, NHS trusts or social services departments engaged Mrs. Jenny Upshall as a consultant or trainer or in any other capacity during the time she worked for Integrate Services in Warrington; and if he will estimate the cost of these services to the NHS; [130670]

(2) what advice was given to the North Cheshire Health Authority on the use of NHS funds to underwrite redundancy payments to Mr. T. Upshall and Mrs. J. Upshall of Integrate Services by (a) his Department, (b) the North-west Regional Office and (c) other public bodies; and if he will place copies of that advice in the Library. [130705]

Mr. Hutton

[holding answer 18 July 2000]: Full details of Mrs. Upshall' s employment history are not held by the Department. North Cheshire Health Authority took legal advice about underwriting redundancy payments; neither the Department centrally or regionally, nor any other public body as far as I can ascertain, were approached for guidance.