§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each year since 1997 the amount of money spent on(a) community health councils, (b) the 1707W Commission for Public Patient Involvement, (c) patients forums, (d) the Independent Complaint and Advocacy services and (e) other patient involvement activity. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The information requested is shown in the table. The data relating to the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH) and patients' forums is shown as a single amount because there is no separate budget for patients' forums and the CPPIH is responsible for allocating funds to them. It is not possible to quantify how much is being spent on other patient involvement activities as these are primarily undertaken by and funded by the national health service locally.
£million Community Health Councils CPPIH and patients' forums Independent Complaints Advocacy Services 1997–98 22.561 n/a n/a 1998–99 22.561 n/a n/a 1999–2000 23 n/a n/a 2000–01 23 n/a n/a 2001–02 23 n/a n/a 2002–03 23 3.27 n/a 2003–04 15 30.192 4.4