§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health which children's hospices have been visited by(a) him and (b) Ministers in his Department since May 2001. 
§ Ms Blears
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has not had the opportunity to visit any hospice whose sole remit is the care of terminally ill children. Should an opportunity arise to undertake such a visit he would give it his full consideration.
Richard House Children's Hospice in East London was visited in March 2002 by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, the hon. Member for Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper).