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Meningitis Trust

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support his Department gives to the Meningitis Trust. [111403]

The Meningitis Trust is in receipt of a grant under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968. The grant is for three years.In 2002–03, the award was for £20,000, in 2003–04 the award will be for £27,000 and in 2004–05 the award will be for £35,200.The Section 64 Grant is to help finance the trust's home visiting service, which was launched last year to help people suffering from meningitis after they have been discharged from hospital.