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Departmental NDPBs

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any office premises are shared between each of (a) Monitor, (b) the Standing Dental Advisory Committee, (c) the Doctors and Dentist Review Body, (d) the NHS Litigation Authority, (e) the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, (f) the NHS Business Services Authority and (g) the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and another publicly-funded body; and what rent each organisation paid for its offices in the last 12 months. (232457)

The Standing Dental Advisory Committee has no premises. The Doctors and Dentists Review Body is one of the six independent Pay Review Bodies, the secretariat for which is provided by the Office of Manpower Economics (OME). The OME’s office premises are the responsibility of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

No premises are shared between the other organisations listed. It is not possible to determine whether offices for the remaining organisations are shared with other publicly funded bodies as this information is not held centrally in the Department.

Available figures for the 12-month rental costs for offices for each organisation is as follows:

£

(a) Monitor

355,015

(b) Standing Dental Advisory Committee

n/a

(c) Doctors and Dentists Review Body

n/a

(d) NHS Litigation Authority

638,078

(e) NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

326,496

(f) NHS Business Services Authority

2,200,311

(g) NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

332,500