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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has allocated to the Aiming Higher for Disabled Children programme in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11. (305293)

The 2009 Child Health Strategy, ‘Healthy lives, brighter futures’, confirmed that £340 million was included in primary care trust (PCT) baseline allocations by the Department of Health for disabled children for the period 2008-09 to 2010-11, to support the implementation of the Aiming High for Disabled Children programme and the children's palliative care strategy, ‘Better Care: Better Lives’. This figure includes £30 million to deliver the priorities for children's palliative care. Neither the programme nor the strategy broke down the funding by year. It is for PCTs to determine how best to use this funding based on local needs.

Copies of both documents have already been placed in the Library.