HC Deb 14 January 2003 vol 397 c517W
25. Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on the funding of hospices for children; and if he will make a statement. [90213]

Ms Blears

I met the Association of Children's Hospices on 9 January to discuss ways in which funding levels can he determined through negotiation with primary care trusts. We also discussed the benefits to be obtained through the New Opportunities Fund. Awards from this programme will be announced later this month.