HL Deb 02 July 2003 vol 650 c112WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What equipment funding they have given to the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre in Manchester; what this funding represents as a percentage of the total cost of building, equipping, recruiting staff for and running the centre over the next five years; and whether, in consultation with Professors Pat Rice and Terry Jones, they will consider further funding in recognition of its status as a world-class centre of excellence in molecular imaging of patients to advance cancer treatment and the investigation of brain disorders. [HL3540]

Lord Warner

There is no direct National Health Service involvement in the funding of the Wolfson Centre. The centre is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation, Cancer Research UK, the Christie Hospital Trust Charitable Fund and the University of Manchester.

The centre has received funding from National Translational Cancer Research Network (NTRAC) Manchester to appoint three core posts: radiochemist, radiographer and a data analyst/modeller. Further funding from NTRAC Manchester will be decided at a local level.