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Regulatoty Bodies

Volume 407: debated on Friday 20 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the (a) number of staff employed by and (b) budget of each regulatory body for which his Department is responsible in each year since 1997. [117783]

Bodies responsible for the regulation of health care professionals are self-funding by means of fees received from registrants. The Department does not collect information on their staffing levels or levels of funding.Information on staffing levels and funding for the special health authorities and non-departmental bodies for which the Department is responsible (some of which have regulatory responsibilities) is contained in "Public Bodies", copies of which, dating back to 1982, are available in the Library.The only current regulatory body for which the Department is responsible and which is not covered by "Public Bodies" is the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals. The Council was formally established in April 2003, has four staff and will receive funding of £625,000 from the Department in 2003–04.