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Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence to publish its revised Citizen Engagement strategy. (280791)

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence published a Public Stakeholder Plan in November 2008, which is available on its website at:

www.chre.org.uk/public/

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what travel costs patient and service user groups may reclaim from the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence when attending meetings of the Council. (280854)

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) provides travel costs for Council members, all of whom are lay, to attend council meetings. CHRE does not provide travel costs to patient and service user groups attending its public council meetings as observers. When the council holds consultative meetings to which it invites members of the public and representatives of patient and service user groups, it reimburses the travel costs of those who attend if they are self financing or unemployed.