HC Deb 06 November 2001 vol 374 cc170-1W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much money from the new opportunities fund was devoted to palliative care for children in each of the last three years.[12713]

Mr. Caborn

Money to support palliative care for children was allocated in the new opportunities fund (Specification of Initiatives) Order 2001. From early 2002, the fund will provide £48 million to palliative care projects for children as part of its £84 million palliative care programme.

In the period 1998–99, £1,835,136 of lottery money went to provide palliative care and support to children and young people with terminal illnesses, in five grants made by the community fund. In 1999–2000, the community fund made three grants totalling £902,145 and in the period 2000–01 four grants totalling £655,727.

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