To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) how much funding has been allocated to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in each year since its inception;
(2) what budget was allocated to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in each year since its inception.
The funding allocated to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) by the Department and the Welsh Assembly Government is show in the table. The figures also include the allocation to NICE's funding for capital charges.
|NICE running cost budget (£)|
1.Figures for 1999–2000 to 204–05 relate to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, the predecessor of NICE.
2.The figure for 2005–06 reflects the incorporation of functions of the former Health Development Agency and the transfer of funding for the three confidential inquiries to the National Patient Safety Agency.