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Volume 707: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009


My honourable friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Phil Hope), has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I wrote to a number of honourable Members in response to their letters regarding the Autism Bill. In my response, I set out details of Section 64 funding that my department has provided for the National Autistic Society’s project Brighter Horizons, Moving Towards Employment. Funding has been committed over three years.

Due to an administrative error, I regret that the amount of funding was given incorrectly. The figures quoted in that letter should have read: £49,600 was provided in 2007-08, £50,500 will be provided in 2008-09 and £56,300 in 2009-10.