The Health Committee
The Health Committee is appointed by the House of
Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy
of the Department of Health and its associated bodies.
Mr David Hinchliffe MP (Labour, Wakefield)
Mr David Amess MP (Conservative, Southend West)
John Austin MP (Labour, Erith and Thamesmead)
Mr Keith Bradley MP (Labour, Manchester Withington)
Simon Burns MP (Conservative, Chelmsford West)
Mr Paul Burstow MP (Liberal Democrat, Sutton
Jim Dowd MP (Labour, Lewisham West)
Mr Jon Owen Jones MP (Labour, Cardiff Central)
Siobhain McDonagh MP (Labour, Mitcham and Morden)
Dr Doug Naysmith MP (Labour, Bristol North West)
Dr Richard Taylor MP (Independent, Wyre Forest)
The following Members were also members of the Committee
in the course of this inquiry.
Mr Andy Burnham MP (Labour, Leigh)
Julia Drown MP (Labour, South Swindon)
Sandra Gidley MP (Liberal Democrat, Romsey)
The Committee is one of the departmental select committees,
the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders,
principally in SO No 152. These are available on the Internet
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications
of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet
A list of Reports of the Committee in the present
Parliament is at the back of this volume.
The current staff of the Committee are Dr J S Benger
(Clerk), Keith Neary (Second Clerk), Laura Hilder (Committee Specialist),
Frank McShane (Committee Assistant) and Anne Browning (Secretary).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk
of the Health Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London
SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219
6182. The Committee's email address is email@example.com
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
Written evidence is cited by reference to Volume II of this Report,
in the form 'Ev' followed by the page number, and by reference
to Appendix numbers for written evidence contained in Volume III.