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North West Health Brussels Office: Expenditure

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure was of the North West Health Brussels Office in the last year for which figures are available. (176374)

In 2006-07, the last year for which budgets are fully available, North West Health Brussels Office (NWHBO) received £163,800 from a range of North West Regional stakeholders including:

The NHS Public Health Networks of Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Lancashire, and Cheshire and Merseyside (each representing North West Primary Care Trusts).

North West Strategic Health Authority.

North West Regional Development Agency.

Health Protection Agency - North West.

Centre for Public Health - Lancaster University.

The NWHBO function in 2006-07 was managed by a regional stakeholder group and employment and financial matters were managed by Sefton primary care trust.

From April 2007, the service has been managed through a revised stakeholder group and commissioned on behalf of regional partners by Liverpool primary care trust.