§ Mr. Andrew Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the budget of Consumer Direct is for the next three financial years. 
§ Mr. Sutcliffe
The budget of Consumer Direct for the next three financial years is:
£ million 2003–04 3 2004–05 11 2005–06 16
This may be subject to adjustment depending on the speed of roll out following implementation of the Consumer Direct pathfinder nations/regions this summer. The pathfinders are Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire and Humberside and the South West.