HC Deb 22 March 2001 vol 365 cc348-9W
Mr. Wilkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on what date Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority joined the Paddington Regeneration Partnership; [151261]

(2) what fees and benefits Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority has received from the Paddington Regeneration Partnership; [151327]

(3) how many meetings of the Board of the Paddington Regeneration Partnership have been attended by members of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority and on what dates; [151259]

(4) which board members and officers of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority have served on Paddington Regeneration Partnership and received emoluments from it; [151326]

(5) on what dates the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and the St. Mary's Paddington NHS Hospital Trust applied to Westminster city council for outline planning permission for the construction of a new cardio-thoracic hospital alongside St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. [151457]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 26 February 2001]Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority, together with St. Mary's Hospital National Health Service Trust, joined the Paddington Regeneration Partnership from its inception in January 1998. The Paddington Regeneration Partnership's stated aims are to establish Paddington as a premier business and residential district of London, facilitating sustainable economic vitality for the area and ensuring the products of .regeneration benefit the surrounding communities.

The health authority and St. Mary's Hospital NHS Trust joined the Paddington Regeneration Partnership board to ensure that the benefits of regeneration and the potential substantial investment in the area are shared by the surrounding communities and promote the interests of the health service and its delivery in the area.

The health authority representative on the Paddington Regeneration Partnership was an assistant director, not a board member, although for six months of the period in question he acted at that level. He attended meetings of its Board on 15 occasions between 18 June 1998 and the present time. The dates were: 18 June 1998, 2 July 1998, 16 July 1998, 10 September 1998, 12 November 1998, 10 December 1998, 14 January 1999, 8 April 1999, 6 May 1999, 9 September 1999, 9 December 1999, 8 June 2000, 6 July 2000, 11 January 2001, 8 February 2001.

No member or officer of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority has or will receive any emolument from the Paddington Regeneration Partnership Board. No fees or financial benefits have been or will be received.

The application for the building of a Paddington Basin Health Campus was submitted to Westminster city council on 29 June 2000.