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Departmental Spending

Mr. George Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Department spent on (a) stationery and (b) office supplies in each year since 1997. [213843]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The spend on stationery for each year since 1997 is shown in the table. The Department does not separately identify spend on office supplies.
Stationery (£)
1997–981,868,961
1998–991,950,562
1999–20001,940,745
2000–011,748,090
2001–021,775,541
2002–031,438,581
2003–041,428,683

 
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Strategic Health Authorities

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total administrative cost of strategic health authorities was in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [213960]

Mr. Hutton: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Tatton (Mr. Osborne) on 3 February 2005, Official Report, columns 1124–25W.

Unallocated Spending

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of unallocated departmental spending in (a) 2005–06, (b) 2006–07, and (c) 2007–08; and if he will make a statement. [213253]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The planned departmental unallocated provision for the Department in 2005–06 is £500 million. Final figures for 2006–07 and 2007–08 are not available yet.

Waiting Lists/Times

Sue Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 of population are on in-patient waiting lists in (i) the Guildford and Waverley primary care trust area, (ii) the Surrey and Sussex strategic health authority area and (iii) England. [214198]

Mr. Hutton: The information requested is shown in the table.
In-patient waiting list per 1000 population, November 2004

OrganisationIn-patient
waiting list
List per
1,000 population
Guilford and Waverley
primary care trust
3,52315.12
Surrey and Sussex strategic
health authority
42,53516.83
England832,47216.87




Notes:
1. Commissioner based monthly waiting time return.
2. Population figures are based on general practitioner lists in April 2003 and have been constrained to the Office for National Statistics 2001 census based mid-year 2002 population estimates.




Mr. Michael Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited for out-patient treatment for longer than 13 weeks in each year since 1997 in Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement. [213479]

Dr. Ladyman: The information is not available in the format requested.

The table shows the number of people waiting 13 weeks or more for out-patient treatment at National Health Service hospitals in Worcestershire at the end of March for each year since 1996–97.
 
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Number of people waiting
13 weeks or more
1996–97622
1997–98578
1998–99836
1999–2000926
2000–01632
2001–02973
2002–031,673
2003–04577




Source:
Department of Health




Departmental Policies (Warrington, South)

Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what capital projects, detailed by type and cost, have been undertaken at Warrington hospital in each of the last seven years; [211405]

(2) if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to Warrington, South constituency, the effects on Warrington, South of changes to his Department's policies since 1997. [213763]

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Government have put in place a programme of national health service investment and reform since 1997 to improve service delivery in all parts of the United Kingdom. There is significant evidence that these policies have yielded considerable benefits for the Warrington, South constituency.

For example:


 
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