§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many public patient involvement forums he expects will be functioning by the end of 2003; and how many people will be sitting on each forum at the end of 2003. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The intention is that all patient and public involvement forums will be set up and able to carry out their functions by 1 December. It is likely that, initially, each forum will have a minimum of seven members. This is the figure included in the draft patient forum regulations that are subject to current consultation.