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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the major investments at (a) Diana,
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Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby and (b) Scunthorpe Hospital since 1997, and the value of those investments. 
|Special Procedures & FluoroscopyDPOW||197|
|19992000||C Floor Ward AccommodationDPOW||275|
|CT Scanner & Building workDPOW||422|
|200001||Maternity & Day Surgery UnitDPOW||13,609|
|Replacement Nurse Call SystemDPOW||236|
|New Substation & GeneratorDPOW||377|
|F&G Theatres RefurbishmentScunthorpe||241|
|Refurbish Ward 16/17Scunthorpe||431|
|Additional Medical BedsScunthorpe||844|
|Additional Medical BedsDPOW||813|
|Child Development CentreDPOW||641|
|Main Electrical supplyGoole||305|
|Not yet started||Stroke UnitDPOW||610|
Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were on (a) in-patient waiting lists and (b) day case waiting lists at (i) Diana, Princess of Wales hospital and (ii) Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospital in each year since 1997. 
| North East Lincolnshire NHS Trust||Scunthorpe and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust||Total|
|As at March|
|Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust||Total|
|As at March|
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the hospitals which (a) have and (b) do not have access to broadband-enabled internet, broken down by (i) London boroughs, (ii) metropolitan boroughs, (iii) shire districts, (iv) unitary authorities, (v) shire counties and (vi) other local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the benefits of broadband connectivity to (A) patients and (B) hospital staff. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 14 May 2004]: All acute trusts in England have broadband connections to the national health service national network. Information about the type of local authority organisation within which the trust is based is not collected.
A major part of the infrastructure programme is the implementation of the NHS national broadband network. This will provide the NHS with world class networking services, including secure broadband connectivity, for the future. The substantially enhanced bandwidth, intelligent network services and new network technologies will meet increasing demand and offer a range of new opportunities. It will enhance services and allow for the further development of remote centres, with increased access to specialist support.
The broadband network will provide access to the patient record in the various care locations, support on-site procedures and allow consistent access to knowledge for all clinicians. Care will be provided using telemedicine and telecare techniques in a wide range of locations, for example, minor injuries units, enhanced general practices and diagnostic and treatment centres. This will relieve acute trusts and accident and emergency departments by taking on investigations, treatment for minor injuries and procedures such as some day-case surgeries.
Mr. Hutton: "Improving Chronic Disease Management" was published by the Department on 4 March, and signalled the start of an evolving programme to engage the national health service in adopting a more systematic approach to helping people with chronic conditions. More details were given to chief executives of strategic health authorities in a letter on 6 May, and this was followed by a conference on 18 May, and a series of regional workshops in June.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations have been made by (a) the
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Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency between April 2003 and 2004 and (b) the Medicines Control Agency for each year between 1997 and 2003 to internet service providers regarding websites (i) in breach of the law on the sale of unlicensed medicines via the internet and (ii) providing medicines without adequate patient consultations; and if he will list the websites in each case. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: During the period 2003 to 2004, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) made one representation to an internet service provider (ISP) involving the supply of unlicensed medicines via the internet without a United Kingdom registered medical practitioner's prescription. Initially compliance was achieved. However, the site is once again operating and is the subject of a new criminal investigation. Disclosure of the name of the site during the investigation could be prejudicial to any future prosecution action, and exemption four of the open government code of practice therefore applies.
During the period 1997 to 2003, the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) made six representations to ISPs involving the supply of both licensed and unlicensed medicines via the internet. All six representations related to a study (by the MCA enforcement unit) in 1999. The specific details of individual sites have not been retained following their closure.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the £85,000 allocated to South Sefton Primary Care Trust to support the Investing in General Practice commitments will be spent. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The information is not collected centrally. Following the introduction of the new general medical services contract, future decisions on how to prioritise health centre developments are the responsibility of local primary care trusts.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the £86,000 allocated to Southport and Formby Primary Care Trust to support the Investing in General Practice commitments will be spent. 
Following the introduction of the new general medical services contract, future decisions on how to prioritise health centre developments are the responsibility of local primary care trusts.
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