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Information Prescription

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which areas he expects trials of the information prescription to take place; how many people will be involved in the trials; what funding has been allocated for those trials; when he expects trials to begin; and if he will make a statement. (100704)

I have been asked to reply.

Information prescriptions pilots will take place initially in the areas of cancer, mental health and vulnerable older people. The number of people involved has not yet been determined. The initiative has funding of £1.35 million. The cancer pilots are being developed in partnership with Macmillan and Cancerbackup and are expected to begin in December 2006.