§ 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; 
(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. 
§ 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.