Hospitals: Dorset

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Shadow Minister (Health) (Care and Older People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost of the Competition Commission's inquiry into the proposed merger between Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital Foundation Trust.

Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Competition Commission’s cost for the inquiry into the proposed merger between Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital Foundation Trust was £710,000. This amount includes the cost of the staff on the inquiry amounting to £639,000 and direct costs of £71,000 (including survey costs).

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