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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what unplanned financial support is made available to NHS (a) trusts and (b) primary care trusts which are forecasting a year-end deficit. 
Mr. Hutton: The Department's policy is that in-year deficits occurring in national health service bodies because of poor financial performance should not receive unplanned financial support, except in exceptional circumstances.
Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses on average were employed in (i) 1997 and (ii) the last period for which figures are available in (A) East Lancashire Acute Trust and (B) Burnley General Hospital; and if he will make a statement. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The table shows the number of national health service hospital, public health medicine and community health services (HCHS) doctors and nurses within specified organisations employed within Burnley Healthcare NHS Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in September 1997 and September 2003.
Burnley Healthcare NHS Trust(9)
|East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust(10)|
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have become obese in the Chelmsford primary care trust area in each of the last three years for which figures are available. 
Multiplex Ltd. has a shareholding in Paddington Development Corporate Ltd. (PDCL), a privately owned consortium, which among other things, owns land in Paddington. PDCL is currently negotiating with Westminster city council and the Paddington Health Campus team for land required for the proposed PHC. Westminster city council has agreed to broker the land deal.
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 14 March 2005]: The Royal Brompton and Harefield and St. Mary's national health service trusts are continuing discussions with Westminster city council with regard to the acquisition of land for Paddington Health Campus (PHC). Paddington Development Corporation Ltd. (PDCL) also own land required by PHC.
Westminster city council has agreed to negotiate with PDCL with the aim of trying to acquire their land. This will mean that the PHC team will only have to deal with one party for the acquisition of all the land needed.
Mr. Wilkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) from whom his Department is purchasing land for the construction of (a) homes for (i) key workers and (ii) relatives of inpatients and (b) hospital facilities at the Paddington Basin Health Campus; and what acreage of land his Department is to acquire in each instance; 
(2) what his estimate is of the cost to his Department of the acquisition of land at Paddington Basin for housing of (a) key workers and (b) relatives of inpatients at the hospital facilities on the Paddington Basin Health Campus. 
[holding answer 15 March 2005]: The land needed for the Paddington Health Campus has been identified. Terms for its purchase, including costs and ownership, acceptable to the national health service have not yet been agreed.
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Mr. Wilkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the cost to his Department up to 2014 of providing key worker housing for those employed at the Paddington Basin Health Campus. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 15 March 2005]: The Royal Brompton and Harefield and St. Mary's national health service trusts will require significant accommodation for staff within the locality of the Paddington Health Campus (PHC), which is planned to open in 2013. The trusts propose to locate over 200 units for key workers on the PHC's site and are in discussions with Westminster city council and registered social landlords about the provision of additional accommodation. It is too early in the process for definitive costs to be available.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of bills of each NHS acute trust in England were paid within 30 days in the most recent period for which figures are available; and what the value was in each case. 
The Government have embarked on one of the most sustained programmes of primary care modernisation in the history of the national health service and that work is ongoing to ensure a primary care infrastructure that is fit for purpose and suitable for the 21st century. Surgery closures are normally due to replacement premises
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providing higher quality facilities for one or more general practitioner practices, or the modernisation of existing surgeries.
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