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|Health authority||Expenditure by weighted head|
|Barking and Havering||773.42|
|Bexley and Greenwich||886.09|
|Brent and Harrow||823.29|
|Bury and Rochdale||771.15|
|Calderdale and Kirklees||763.88|
|Camden and Islington||1,067.88|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||796.09|
|County Durham and Darlington||738.32|
|Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow||826.21|
|East and North Hertfordshire||803.66|
|East London and The City||869.91|
|East Riding and Hull||787.13|
|East Sussex, Brighton and Hove||827.74|
|Enfield and Haringey||817.53|
|Gateshead and South Tyneside||784.29|
|Isle of Wight||867.61|
|Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster||1,011.24|
|Kingston and Richmond||829.50|
|Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham||886.88|
|Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth||882.91|
|Newcastle and North Tyneside||811.10|
|North and East Devon||800.95|
|North and Mid Hampshire||835.93|
|North West Lancashire||770.48|
|Portsmouth and South East Hampshire||762.50|
|Redbridge and Waltham Forest||901.60|
|Salford and Trafford||839.62|
|South and West Devon||800.84|
|Southampton and South West Hampshire||781.00|
|St. Helens and Knowsley||749.06|
|Wigan and Bolton||732.65|
1. Expenditure is taken from health authority and primary care trust summarisation forms which are prepared on a resource basis and therefore differ from cash allocations in the year. The expenditure is the total spent by the health authority and by the primary care trusts within each health authority area. The majority of General Dental Services expenditure is not included in the health authority or primary care trust accounts and is separately accounted for by the Dental Practice Board.
2. Health authorities and primary care trusts should account for their expenditure on a gross basis. This results in an element of double counting where one body acts as the main commissioner and is then reimbursed by other bodies. The effect of this double counting within the answer cannot be identified.
3. Some health authorities act as lead commissioners for particular specialties which inflates their figures when compared with others and also causes differences between years. Other factors may also distort the figures so the results are therefore not all directly comparable with each other and with answers to similar questions for previous years.
Health authority audited summarisation forms 200001.
Primary care trust audited summarisation schedules 200001.
Weighted population estimates for 200001.
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Mr. Hutton: Primary care trusts have been working with practices to implement plans to achieve by March 2002 the 60 per cent. milestone for patients being able routinely to see a GP within two working days. These plans were informed by advice issued to primary care trusts and groups in June 2000.
Yvette Cooper: We are committed to introducing a screening programme for prostate cancer if and when screening and treatment techniques are sufficiently well developed. Trials for prostate cancer screening have shown that there are a number of complex issues involved. There is no conclusive evidence from any country that screening for prostate cancer would reduce the death rate from prostate cancer.
The national health Service prostate cancer programme was launched on 6 September 2000, covering research, treatment and a risk management programme specifically around improving early detection and diagnosis.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will give a breakdown of how the money for the NHS (a) breast cancer screening programme and (b) cervical cancer screening programme is allocated; 
Yvette Cooper: The information is not available in the format requested. Funding for the national health service breast and cervical screening programmes is allocated directly to health authorities as part of their main allocations each year. It is estimated that the breast screening programme in England costs £52 million per year 1 and the cervical screening programme in England costs £132 million per year 2 .
As set out in the NHS Cancer Plan, the breast screening programme in England will be expanded by 2004 to include routine invitations for women aged 65 to 70. £1.5 million revenue and £2 million capital has been
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allocated in 200102 to begin the national roll-out of the expansion. Allocations for 200203 will be announced in due course.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what standards and milestones have been set to ensure that the health and social care needs of older homeless people are specifically addressed in the implementation of the National Service Frameworks for Older People and Mental Health. 
Jacqui Smith: The standards and milestones for improvements in access and delivery of health and social care services set within the National Service Framework for Older People apply equally to all older people, and where appropriate younger people, whatever their housing status. The National Service Framework for Mental Health focuses on adults of working age. Like the NSF for Older People, the standards and milestones apply to all including the homeless.
Mr. Hutton: The Chief Medical Officer's annual report was published in September during the years 199198, and specifically in recent years, on 25 September 1996, 30 September 1997 and 9 September 1998. Since then Professor Liam Donaldson, the current Chief Medical Officer, reviewed the format of the annual report and published the first one during his term of office on 10 December 2001. No report was published in the intervening years of 19992000 although the Chief Medical Officer has produced five major reports on specific topics during this period.
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