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Children's Hospices

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have visited children's hospices on official business in each of the last five years; and which hospices were visited on each occasion. (62753)

This information is not available in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Since May 2005, no Departmental Minister has yet visited a children's hospice on official business. In a series of meetings with doctors and other representatives from hospices, the former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Mr. Byrne), met with doctors and representatives of Butterwick Hospice on 14 February and Little Havens Children's Hospice on 9 May.