HC Deb 03 November 2003 vol 412 cc530-1W
Mr. Randall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what costs have been incurred by the Paddington Health Campus project on external consultants and advisers in each of the financial years since its inception. [132566]

Mr. Hutton

A total of £3.177 million has been spent to 31 March 2003 on advisers' fees for planning the Paddington Health Campus.

£1.479 million was spent on fees until October 2000 by the former Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority (on behalf of the West London Partnership Forum) to provide a strategic outline case and an outline business case. These costs include fees forthe town planning application submissions necessary as a component of this process.

£231,000 was spent on fees between October 2000 and March 2001 by St Mary's Hospital National Health Service Trust on behalf of the Paddington Heath Campus project, whose partner organisations are St Mary's. the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and Imperial College London.

£520,000 was then spent on fees in the financial year 2001–02 and £947,000 in 2002–03.