HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c155W
Mr. Kevan Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which companies were approached with regard to the supply of smallpox vaccines; and what information was included in the specification sent to these companies. [53949]

Mr. Hutton

Detailed confidential discussions were held with five major pharmaceutical companies who were known to have vaccine manufacturing capability either in the UK or in Europe. The companies approached were Acambis, Aventis Pasteur, Glaxo Smith Kline, RIVM and PowderJect. Our requirements for vaccine strain, timing and delivery and the need to meet current vaccine manufacturing guidelines were made clear to each of the companies and confirmed in writing. Each of the companies was then given time to submit their responses.

Name of voluntary organisation Name of project Amount
SIGN "Education and employment training for deaf people with mental health problems" 99,000
Turning Point "Starting point: Routes to work for people with mental health problems" 286,428
Working Well Trust "On Line"—Professional IT training and support for people who have mental health problems, including help with job search and vocational advice 92,000
Southside Partnership "Mentally disordered offenders prison discharge support"—Includes help for mentally disordered offenders to find employment 150,000
Total 627,428