HC Deb 19 July 2004 vol 424 c121W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what(a) the cost of recruitment and (b) the total cumulative salary bill are for the (i) national cancer director, (ii) national director for heart disease, (iii) chairman of the better hospital food panel, (iv) national director of mental health, (v) national director for older people's services and (vi) alliance development manager at the tobacco policy unit. [184551]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The four national clinical directors are each employed on a national health service consultant contract and the Department reimburses the costs of their time. The alliance development manager, which has been renamed regional liaison manager, is a secondment from the voluntary sector.

Because these posts were filled through secondment arrangements as permitted by the Civil Service Commissioners, there were no recruitment costs incurred in these appointments.

The chairman of the better hospital food panel receives no remuneration and there were no recruitment costs associated with his appointment.

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