§ Lord Moynihan
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the budget allocated, the amount awarded and the money spent by the New Opportunities Fund's £750 Million Physical Education and Sport Programme to date. [HL4523]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner)
The establishment of NHS foundation trusts is an important step in delivering the strategy for reform of the NHS. Setting up the office of Monitor (whose statutory name is the independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts) and authorising the first waves of NHS foundation trusts is a crucial part of implementing the policy.
Monitor is an executive non-departmental public body and is by design a small organisation which employs fewer than 50 people. The decision on where to establish the organisation was a matter for the executive chairman, Dr William Moyes.
Decisions on the location of other health arms-length bodies rests with the Department of Health.