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|Total cattle and calves||Total sheep and lamb||Total pigs|
Wales and Northern Ireland figures are provisional
June 2001 agricultural and horticultural census
Mr. Morley: We have considered the case for payment of optional agrimonetary compensation to the arable sector. While we acknowledge the difficulties that the sector is facing, we have decided not to draw down these funds given the many competing demands on the Exchequer at present, not least the cost of eradicating foot and mouth disease. The arable sector will, however, receive £28 million in compulsory agrimonetary compensation this autumn.
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|Gateshead and South Tyneside||Newcastle and North Tyneside|
|Other heart ops||805||1,245|
|Other heart ops||879||1,287|
|Other heart ops||1,164||1,480|
|Other heart ops||1,031||1,530|
|Other heart ops||1,124||1,576|
An FCE is defined as a period of patient care under one consultant in one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as one person may have several episodes within the year.
Operation codes (OPCS4R) used are as follows:
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)-K4046.
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)-KA4950.
Other heart ops-K0139, K4748, K5171.
Figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). Department of Health
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Mr. Hutton: The Department produces figures on national health service expenditure per head of population. Public expenditure on the NHS in England is expected to be around £890 per head of population in 200001, rising to £970 in 200102.
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Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what details of the PFI proposals for the Whittington hospital will be published; and if he will publish his assessment of (a) its cost and (b) the cost of direct departmental funding. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 30 October 2001]: Details of the private finance initiative proposals for the Whittington hospital project will be published by the Whittington Hospital National Health Service Trust one month after final approval has been given and the funding route for the project agreed. Under our code of openness, the trust's full business case will be made publicly available and will include full details of the cost of the PFI proposals and the publicly funded alternative.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new graduate primary care mental health workers (a) have been employed and (b) will be employed in (i) the current financial year, (ii) 200203 and (iii) 200304.
Jacqui Smith: The proposal to develop 1,000 new mental health workers in primary care outlined in the NHS Plan forms part of a package of measures designed to strengthen primary mental health care. The new graduate primary care workers will be employed in the financial year 200304.
Mr. Cousins: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the granting of requests for debt write-offs by national and local government and wholly- owned companies of the Government; how many such debt write-offs have been agreed since 199697; and which Minister gave approval to such write-offs in each case. 
Mr. Andrew Smith: The Treasury expects all public bodies to have appropriate systems to manage their finances within the funds available and to take a prudent approach to the raising and financing of debt. While Treasury approval is generally required for write-offs, the final decision in individual cases rests with the relevant Secretary of State. The decision to remit lending will of course depend on the particular circumstances of the case.
Departments are responsible for accounting for all loans, including write-offs. In the case of loans from the National Loans Fund, primary legislation is required before any loan can be written off. In the case of lending financed by Departments, all other write-offs must be recorded in the accounts of the leading department and any remission of voted lending above £20 million is reported to Parliament by way of a Treasury Minute.
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