HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c827W
Mrs. Iris Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will stake a statement on recruitment of staff for Northern Ireland's new regional Cancer Centre. [124686]

Angela Smith

The Belfast City Hospital Trust developed a workforce plan for the new Cancer Centre as part of the submission of the Outline Business Case. The Trust is keeping the plan under review. The Regional Medical Services Consortium is currently considering a substantial additional revenue investment of approx £1.6 million per annum to enable a phased build-up in staff numbers towards the opening of the new Centre.

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