HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 cc207-8W
Jane Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support he has given to(a) the Peto Institute and (b) connected institutions in the last 10 years. [103392]

Jacqui Smith

The Government contributed £1.75 million towards the capital costs of a new International Peto Institute in Budapest in 1991, in return for benefits for United Kingdom residents. Due to lack of progress on construction, the funding remained, unspent and accruing interest, in Hungary until 1997 when it was agreed that what was then approximately £2 million would be used to extend and refurbish the existing Peto Institute.

In addition, the Department of Health provided a grant of £40,000 in 1995–96, under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968, to the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham for computer equipment.

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