§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to agree the National Assembly of Wales funding for the Health Protection Agency. 
§ Ms Blears
Departmental officials came to an agreement some months ago on the general principle of the National Assembly for Wales' contribution to the funding of the Health Protection Agency; that is that funding streams continue as now for those functions which the HPA will provide in Wales. As is usual at this point in the year, precise sums are still to be confirmed. We expect to do so in the near future.