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)
Mr Simon Burns MP (Conservative, Chelmsford West)
Mrs Patsy Calton MP (Liberal Democrat, Cheadle)
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 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 David Harrison
(Clerk), Keith Neary (Second Clerk), Laura Hilder (Committee Specialist),
Christine Kirkpatrick (Committee Specialist), Frank McShane (Committee
Assistant), Mr Darren Hackett, (Committee Assistant), and Rowena
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 of Memorandum numbers (e.g. PI 01) or Appendix numbers
(e.g. Appendix 1).