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Cane Hill, Coulsdon

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual cost has been of providing security for Cane Hill, Coulsdon in each of the last four years. (94070)

The annual cost of providing security for Cane Hill, Coulsdon for each of the last four years has been:

£

2003

246,152

2004

285,676

2005

418,647

2006 (To end September)

396,112

Cane Hill Hospital is included in the portfolio of properties to transfer to English Partnerships as part of a wider agreement with the Department for Communities and Local Government to support the Government's sustainable communities programme. In April 2005, English Partnerships took over responsibility for managing the site and paying for security. They have subsequently reviewed and increased the security arrangements. The increase in the costs reflects this review.