HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1077W
Mr. George Osborne

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was provided by the NHS to the East Cheshire Hospice in each of the last 10 years. [18449]

Yvette Cooper

South Cheshire health authority funding for East Cheshire Hospice for the past six years (since the creation of the health authority) is as follows:

1995–96 279
1996–97 248
1997–98 253
1998–99 262
1999–2000 272
2000–01 282

The figures exclude the cost of drugs, which is also funded by South Cheshire health authority. Last year this was approximately £50,000 but the amount can vary year to year depending on requirements.