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NHS (Private Finance Initiative)

Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the Private Finance Initiative on improvements to facilities in the NHS. [131860]

Mr. Denham: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State earlier today, column 108.

Heart Disease

Mr. Wilkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his Department's initiatives to combat heart disease in the United Kingdom. [131866]

Yvette Cooper: Tackling heart disease is a key priority. The National Service Framework for heart disease sets standards for prevention, treatment and care and provides significant further investment in services. To tackle the root causes of heart disease we have major programmes of work on tackling smoking and improving diet and physical activity.

Waiting Lists (Eastbourne)

Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures he proposes to introduce to reduce hospital waiting lists in Eastbourne. [131876]

Ms Stuart: The Government have provided Eastbourne Hospitals National Health Service Trust: £1.3 million this year to spend on additional activity to address waiting lists and waiting times; £133,000 for a third wave booked admission project for general surgery and gynaecological day cases; and £844,000 capital funding for initiatives to address out-patient waiting lists.


Late Payment

Mr. Efford: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will seek to amend the Late Payments of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 to ensure that small companies automatically receive interest from Government organisations on late payments made after 30 days of being invoiced. [134104]

Mr. Stringer: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given earlier today by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.