HC Deb 17 September 2004 vol 424 c1992W
Peter Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of each intermediate body promoting patient and public health forums is. [188240]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health has contracted for forum support services but cannot reveal the levels of individual contracts for reasons of commercial confidentiality. Exemption 13 (third party's commercial confidences) of the Open Government Code of Practice on Access to Government Information applies.

The total figure for forum support organisation contracts is £16.4 million; this is divided between 140 contracts.