Skip to main content

Capture, Access, Treat and Support Service

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2007, Official Report, column 1583W, on capture, access, treat and support service, who decided to designate the information requested as commercially sensitive; and what factors were taken into account when making this decision. (111908)

Financial information relating to the scheme is considered commercially sensitive as the scheme is still subject to negotiation. The information is also considered commercially sensitive as the Department is engaged in negotiations with the independent sector in relation to the provision of similar health care services in other areas. To release information relating to cost at this time would therefore harm the Department's ability to secure best value for money in the procurement of services from the independent sector for the national health service.

The disclosure of information was considered in line with provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.