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Commission For Patient And Public Involvement In Health

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the work programme of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health and its implementation is commercially confidential; and what his policy is on openness and transparency in relation to the work of the Commission. [108996]

As an independent body, the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH) must decide which parts of its work programme and the implementation of it, will be commercially confidential.The Government expects that all non-departmental public bodies will operate in an open and transparent way and so improve their accountability to the public and other stakeholders. We expect that CPPIH will also operate in this way.