§ Mr. Lansley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on consultancy fees in relation to the Paddington Basin private finance initiative project for St. Mary's Paddington, the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals. 
§ Mr. Hutton
[holding answer 5 March 2004]: A total of £5.638 million has been spent to 31 December 2003 on advisers' fees for planning the Paddington Health Campus.
All consultants are appointed via the formal national health service tendering process.