To ask the Secretary,of State for Health if he will list the people appointed to ad hoc posts within his Department bearing the titles of advocate, tsar, adviser, champion and comparable titles since May 1997; what their job title is or was; what their role is or was; whether they were or are being paid; what the total cost of each such person was in each financial year, including expenses and benefits; what the expected cost of each such person is in 2003–04; to whom they are accountable; and if he will make a statement. 
There have been nine national clinical directors, formerly known as tsars, and one champion appointed to the Department of Health. All are seconded to the Department, most on a part-time basis, and their salaries are reimbursed to their employer. The national clinical directors are as follows:
Professor Ian Philp is the national director for older people's services and is responsible for leading the implementation of the national service framework (NSF) for older people which sets the Government standards for the health and social care for older people in England. Costs in 2000–01 were –46,347.00, in 2001–02 were £53,742.00, in 2002–03 were £54,472.00. Estimate for the year 2003–04 is £46,838.00
Professor Mike Richards is responsible for spearheading the development and implementation of cancer policy for the Department of Health and the national health service. Professor Richards is accountable to the task force manager for cancer and coronary heart disease. Costs in 2001–02 were £127,608 and in 2002–03 were £143,779. For the year 2000–01 his costs included that of his secretary and are therefore not shown.
Dr. Roger Boyle is the national director for heart disease and is responsible for implementing the NSF for coronary heart disease (CHD). Dr. Boyle is accountable to the task force manager for cancer and CHD. Cost in 2000–01 were £64,886, in 2001–02 were £77,235 and in 2002–03 were £82,005.
Dr. David Colin-Thome is the national director for primary care. Dr. Colin-Thome's key role is to aid the development of primary care within the Department and in the NHS and to contribute to implementing the
primary care elements of the NHS Plan. Dr ColinThome is accountable to the branch head of primary care. Costs in 2001–02 were, £40.533
Professor Al Aynsley-Green is the national clinical director for children. Professor Aynsley-Green is leading the work of the children's taskforce and the development of the children's NSF. Professor Aynsley-Green is accountable to the head of the children's taskforce. Professor Aynsley-Green's costs are not available.
Professor Aidan Halligan had a dual role as national director of clinical governance for the NHS and director of the NHS clinical governance support team, now part of the Modernisation Agency. Professor Halligan was accountable to the Chief Medical Officer. Costs: None.
Professor Louis Appleby is the national clinical director for mental health. Since 1996, he has been director of the national confidential inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness, whose recommendations formed the basis of Standard 7 of the NSF on mental health—this standard is about suicide prevention. Professor Appleby is accountable to the Chief Nursing Officer. Costs in 2000–01 were £78,000, in 2001–02 were £77,000, in 2002–03 were £79,000. Estimated costs in 2003–04 are £80,000.
Dr. Sue Roberts is the national clinical director for diabetes and will be leading the programme for change outlined in the diabetes NSF. Dr. Roberts is accountable to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer. Estimated costs for 2002–03 are £8,000.
Tony Russell is the NSF mental health product champion. Mr. Russell is accountable to the head of primary care. Costs in 2002–03 were £25,000. Estimated costs in 2003–04 are £25,000.
Harry Cayton is the director for patient experience and public involvement, to spearhead a major change programme across the Department of Health and NHS to put patients first and involve the public in deciding how services are delivered nationally and locally. Mr. Cayton is accountable to the Chief Nursing Officer. Costs in 2002–03 were £40.971.
Professor Sir George Alberti is the national clinical director for emergency access. Sir George Alberti is accountable to the director of access and choice. Costs in 2002–03 were £48,626 and an estimated costs in 2003–04 are £120,000. These do not include expenses.