§ Mr. Wilshire
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the staff in the new treatment centre it Ashford (Middlesex) hospital will be(a) additional staff and (b) staff transferring from the NHS. 
§ Mr. Hutton
[holding answer 18 September 2003]: The exact position on staffing in this unit will be finalised as Dart of the final negotiations. It is expected that the professional staff will include additional staff provided Cry the independent sector provider and national health service staff working in the unit in an agreed and structured way.