HC Deb 09 April 2003 vol 403 cc321-2W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many five a day co-ordinators have been recruited by the NHS; and what their average salary is. [106633]

Ms Blears

Sixty-six primary care trusts have applied to the New Opportunities Fund for grants to support five a day community initiatives; 54 have been approved so far. Each employs or will shortly be recruiting a local co-ordinator in a salary range of £23,000 to £27,000. In addition there will be 10 regional co-ordinators, three of which posts are part-time, in a salary range of £25,000 to £30,000 pro rata; and one part-time supra-regional coordinator at a salary of £35,000 pro-rata. Eight local coordinators have been recruited so far.