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Departmental Initiatives

Dr. Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list each departmental initiative since May 1997 requiring bids for funding together with the total resources available, the number of successful bids and the proportion this represents of total bids received; and what data he collects on the average expenditure of organisations bidding for funding through each initiative. [131081]

Mr. Chris Smith: New spending plans for the years 2001-02 and 2003-04 were considered in the current Spending Review. The outcome of the Review was announced on 18 July.

Lottery Funding

Mr. Paul Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Lottery funding has been awarded by (a) the Arts Council of England, (b) the Millennium Commission, (c) the National Lotteries Charities Board, (d) the New Opportunities Fund, (e) Sport England and (f) UK Sport to organisations and individuals in Shrewsbury and Atcham in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. [131135]

Kate Hoey: The table shows the amount of Lottery funding, according to my Department's National Lottery Awards Database, for each of the six distributors requested for each year since 1997.

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Arts Council of England3,111,553168,68857,79014,732
Millennium Commission0945,94700
National Lottery Charities Board463,455927,0722,052,365264,205
New Opportunities Fund001,056,702213,967
Sport England35,09849,77113,3609,209
UK Sport0000

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Parliamentary Questions

Mr. Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many parliamentary questions were tabled to his Department between 19 October 1999 and 20 April 2000 which requested information, pursuant to his previous answers. [131189]

Mr. Chris Smith [holding answer 18 July 2000]: Thirty four such questions were tabled to my Department.


Acute Hospital Beds

Mr. Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many acute hospital beds there are per 1,000 of local populations in each health authority area of England and Wales; and how many such beds there will be in the

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Worcestershire health authority area per 1,000 of population after the complete implementation of the authority's Investing in Excellence strategy. [125457]

Yvette Cooper [holding answer 12 June 2000]: We are committed to ensuring more beds in the whole care system. The average daily number of acute beds in 1998-99 by National Health Service trusts in England aggregated to health authority location, per 1,000 population, is given in the table. Figures for Wales are a matter for the devolved administration. There are no acute beds in this health authority because patients are treated within acute trusts in the neighbouring Birmingham health authority area, which, as a result, has a higher than average figure.

The important issue for the health service in Worcestershire is the number of patients who need to be treated and the appropriateness of their care. In line with this, the current estimate is that following hospital reorganisation there will be approximately 1,400 acute and

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community based beds available across Worcestershire. There will be more high dependency unit and intensive care unit beds in the new acute hospital for Worcester due to the investment the Government have made to modernise services in Worcestershire. The Government have awarded Worcestershire health authority a special allocation over the last two years to help with the re-configuration of their health services, amounting to £3.5 million in 1998-99 and £4.5 million in 1999-2000.

The report of the Government's National Beds Inquiry, set up to review assumptions about the demand for inpatient care and the implications for hospital bed numbers, was published for consultation on 10 February 2000. The consultation, which completed on 15 May, focused on how health services, and specifically hospital beds, should be developed over the next 10-20 years. The aim of the consultation is to enable us to get the right number of the right sort of beds in the right places. Our response to the consultation will be published in the summer.

Average daily number of available acute beds per 1,000 population, wards open overnight (ie 24 hours), by NHS trusts aggregated to health authority location, 1998-99

Health authority Acute beds per 1,000 population
Barking and Havering1.81
Barnsley 2.28
Bedfordshire 1.11
Berkshire 1.48
Bexley and Greenwich 1.53
Birmingham 3.38
Bradford 2.19
Brent and Harrow 1.50
Bromley 1.17
Buckinghamshire 1.75
Bury and Rochdale 2.41
Calderdale and Kirklees 1.61
Cambridge and Huntingdon 2.68
Camden and Islington 6.32
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 1.78
County Durham 1.95
Coventry 3.74
Croydon 1.47
Doncaster 2.39
Dorset 2.24
Dudley 2.48
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow 2.47
East Kent 1.83
East Lancashire 2.42
East London and The City 3.13
East Norfolk 2.28
East Riding 2.07
East Surrey 0.72
East Sussex 1.86
Enfield and Haringey 1.49
Gateshead and South Tyneside 2.36
Gloucester 2.08
Herefordshire 1.81
Hillingdon 1.13
Isle of Wight 1.86
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster 4.31
Kingston and Richmond 1.32
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham 3.13
Leeds 2.98
Leicestershire 2.02
Lincolnshire 2.04
Liverpool 3.18
Manchester 5.39
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth 2.00
Morecambe Bay 2.32
Newcastle and North Tyneside 3.27
North and East Devon 2.64
North and East Hertfordshire 1.33
North and Mid Hampshire 1.21
North Cheshire 1.78
North Cumbria 2.09
North Derbyshire 1.42
North Essex 1.56
North Nottinghamshire 2.25
North Staffordshire 2.42
North West Anglia 2.08
North West Lancashire 3.07
North Yorkshire 1.88
Northamptonshire 1.73
Northumberland 2.75
Nottingham 2.75
Oxfordshire 2.39
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire 1.73
Redbridge and Waltham Forest 1.77
Rotherham 1.88
Salford and Trafford 2.60
Sandwell 1.86
Sefton 4.05
Sheffield 3.73
Shropshire 1.86
Solihull 0.00
Somerset 2.01
South and West Devon 2.78
South Cheshire 1.75
South Derbyshire 1.87
South Essex 1.30
South Humber 2.28
South Lancashire 2.07
South Staffordshire 1.34
Southampton and South West Hampshire 2.43
St. Helens and Knowsley 1.93
Stockport 1.92
Suffolk 1.53
Sunderland 2.27
Tees 2.87
Wakefield 2.82
Walsall 1.76
Warwickshire 1.46
West Hertfordshire 1.42
West Kent 1.63
West Pennine 2.11
West Surrey 2.23
West Sussex 1.83
Wigan and Bolton 1.95
Wiltshire 3.05
Wirral 2.85
Wolverhampton 2.55
Worcester 1.52


DH form KH03

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The figures in the table have been created by aggregating data from NHS trusts to health authorities determined by the location of the NHS Trust's main site. Therefore, where NHS trusts have hospital sites which cross health authority boundaries (e.g. Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull) the figures do not reflect the actual number of beds located within those health authorities.

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The latest figures are for 1998-99 and are available in the annual publication 'Bed Availability and Occupancy, England', copies of which are in the Library.

NDPBs (Appointments)

Mr. Allan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of the (a) paid and (b) unpaid appointments which he has made to non- departmental public bodies since 1 May 1997 were women. [129840]

Ms Stuart [holding answer 11 July 2000]: A total of 429 appointments have been made to non-departmental public bodies since 1 May 1997. 289 of these were paid appointments, of which 105 (36.3 per cent.) were women. 140 were unpaid appointments, of which 51 (36.4 per cent.) were women. In addition, a total of 3,400 appointments have been made to the boards of National Health Service Trusts, health authorities and primary care trusts since 1 May 1997. All these posts are paid, and 1,695 (49.8 per cent.) of those appointed were women.

We are committed to increasing the representation of women in public life. In support of this the Department has drawn up an action plan for increasing the number of women and people from the ethnic minorities holding public appointments. The latest plans, together with the Government's overall plan, were published on 24 May 2000 in "Quangos: Opening up Public Appointments 2000-2003", copies of which are available in the Library.

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