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Healthcare Commission

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was to voluntary healthcare providers of fees payable to the Healthcare Commission in 2005-06. (115649)

The chairman of the Healthcare Commission has confirmed that the information is not available in the form requested. In the year to 31 March 2006. the commission's income from registration and inspection fees and charges to the independent healthcare sector was £7.384 million. The equivalent figure in the previous year was £4.676 million.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of the Healthcare Commission’s recent consultation on its proposed fee structure; and whether consultants were contracted to manage this process. (115650)

The Healthcare Commission is currently consulting on regulatory fees for the independent healthcare sector in 2007-08. The consultation period ends on 20 February. The chairman of the commission has confirmed that the costs of individual consultation exercises are not routinely separately identified. The chairman of the commission has also confirmed that no consultants have been engaged to support the consultation process.