§ The Countess of Mar
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 7 March (WA 37), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of each of the annual returns made by the Medical Toxicology Unit under the Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust's conflict of interest policy since the date of the first of such returns, together with a copy of the trust's guidelines on partnership arrangements for the financial years 1999–2001. [HL3731]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)
There are no specific annual returns made by the Medical Toxicology Unit under the Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust's conflict of interest policy. However the Medical Toxicology Unit has completed a register of interests in accordance with trust policy. The trust has recently updated the register and the only disclosures relate to educational commitments.59WA
The trust does not have any specific partnership arrangement guidelines. All financial transactions are carried out in accordance with standing financial instructions. The relevant officer within delegated authority limits would sign commercial contracts on behalf of the trust, not an individual. Specific queries regarding these arrangements should be addressed to Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust.