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Miss Melanie Johnson: The Health Education Authority ran the public education campaign on the dangers of smoking prior to 19992000. The tobacco control campaign run by the Department was launched in December 1999.
|Financial year||Tobacco control|
In my response to a question from the hon. Member on 3 November 2004, Official Report, column 32425W, advertising expenditure on the dangers of smoking from 19992000 to date, the amount for 200304 was incorrectly listed as £19.36 million. The correct figure for 200304 is £17.76 million.
The Department does not advertise the dangers of poor diet. However, the Department promotes the positive benefits of a healthy diet through a range of on-going activities such as the five-a-day programme, including the school fruit and vegetable scheme, promotion of food in schools as well as promoting breastfeeding among the disadvantaged groups.
The Department has funded, through its central communications budget, the production of a number of booklets or leaflets advising the public on sensible drinking. Expenditure for these is shown in the following table.
Additionally, the Department funds the Drinkline helpline and a dedicated website. It is not possible to provide a separate cost for the operation of the helpline, Drinkline, as this is provided as part of a contract covering FRANK (drugs), Sexual Health Line, Drinkline and Know The Score, the Scottish helpline on drugs. These services have been provided under one contract and one operational model, for purposes of
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cost efficiency. The approximate cost of operating the four services in 200405 is £1.8 million including VAT, or £1.5 million excluding VAT.
Brian Cotter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the spending per head of the population on health services was in (a) England and (b) the Weston-super-Mare constituency in each year since 1992. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information is not collected centrally in the format requested. The table shows expenditure per weighted head of population in England, and by the health authority and strategic health authority areas covering the Weston-Super-Mare constituency, for 199697 to 200304, which is the latest year for which figures are available. Information in this format is not available prior to 199697.
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|Avon Health Authority area||Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority area||England|
The majority of general dental services expenditure is separately accounted for by the dental practice board (DPB). An element of pharmaceutical services expenditure is accounted for by the Prescription Pricing Authority (PPA). Total expenditure on these items by the DPB and the PPA cannot be allocated to individual health bodies, therefore the total expenditure in the answer does not capture all NHS expenditure within the area.
The proportion of drugs expenditure accounted for by the DPB was larger in 199798 and 199899, which is why the total expenditure figures for those years appear low compared to 199697, 19992000, and 200001.
Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department is currently updating the report, "The Effects of Climate Change on Health in the United Kingdom", which was published in 2002. A group of experts, drawn from those who contributed to the original report, has met and is currently examining evidence. The effects of heat and cold on health will be carefully considered. An updated report will be published in the summer of 2005.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional provision has been made should the hepatitis B awareness campaign result in a large increase in people coming forward for treatment. 
Over the three year period 200506 to 200708, funding for the national health service will increase on average by 7.1 per cent. a year over and above inflationa total increase over the period of 23 per cent. in real terms. Over three years, this will take the total spent on the NHS in England from £69 billion in 200405 to £92 billion in 200708. This is a significant increase over historic levels of growth.
|Year end month||Median (weeks)|
|Year end month||Median (weeks)|
|Quarter ended||Median waiting inpatient waiters time for (weeks)|
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