HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 cc432-3W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list(a)the number of people who work for the SCIE, (b)its budget allocation for 2001–02 and (c)the expected budget allocation for the next three years. [48685]

Jacqui Smith

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) currently have 24 staff in post and the Department made a total resource of £2 million available for 2001–02, of which £1.1 million was a capital budget.

The SCIE budget for 2002–03 is £3.2 million. Decisions on the level of funding for 2003–04 to 2005–06 will be made in the light of the work on the 2002 spending review.