HC Deb 17 September 2004 vol 424 cc1953-4W
Peter Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the running costs of(a) community health councils in the last year of operation and (b) the replacement systems have been to date. [188237]

Ms Rosie Winterton

In 2002–03, the last year of the operation of community health councils (CHCs), the total running costs for CHCs was £13,981 million. By the end of 2004–05, the total running and set up costs of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH) will be £66.76 million. This figure includes all costs associated with patients' forums. It also includes CPPIH set up costs of around £2.5 million in 2002–03.