HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc299-300W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to facilitate referrals by general practitioners to the Spinal Foundation; [155997]

(2) if he will make a statement on his Department's plans for future funding of (a) services and (b) research provided by the Spinal Foundation. [155998]

Dr. Ladyman

We currently have no plans to provide further funding to the Spinal Foundation.

Decisions on whether or not an individual patient should be referred to the Spinal Foundation is a matter for the clinician involved in the patient's care and is not something the Department would become involved in centrally.