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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of projected population growth in each London strategic health authority area; what assessment she has made of the likely additional demands placed on the NHS as a result is expected to be; what resources she estimates will be needed to meet the projected increased demand; and if she will make a statement. 
Population projections, produced by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), were used to inform the latest round of revenue allocations to PCTs for 200607 and 200708. In addition, as population projections do not take account of changes in Government policy, such as the growth area initiative, the 200608 allocations include a growth area adjustment for PCTs in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) growth areas. This adjustment is based on the additional increase in population, over and above ONS population projections, which is due to the growth area initiative.
|2006 population projection plus growth area population||2007 population projection plus growth area population|
|North Central London SHA|
|North East London SHA|
|Barking and Dagenham||(94)TG||171,478||173,322|
|City and Hackney Teaching||(93)LSCP||233,273||235,556|
|North West London SHA|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||||175,179||176,139|
|Kensington and Chelsea||||205,709||211,514|
|South East London SHA|
|Bexley Care Trust||(94)TG||210,530||211,522|
|South West London SHA|
|Richmond and Twickenham||||188,266||190,768|
|Sutton and Merton||||366,747||369,030|
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the demands made by the transient population in London in the health service; and if she will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: The funding of health care for English registered patients receiving health care in London remains with the primary care trust (PCT) where they are registered. The arrangements in place for the funding and reimbursement of the costs of treating patients away from their home are available on the Department's website at: http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/10/92/19/04109219.pdf
Under these arrangements, the treating trust invoices the patient's responsible PCT. We reimburse trusts for providing care for charge exempt overseas patients, and other overseas visitors that are not charge exempt should be charged by the trust.
Ms Rosie Winterton:
In 1985, the Birmingham area was served by the Central Birmingham, East Birmingham, West Birmingham, South Birmingham and North Birmingham district health authorities (DHAs). In addition, Birmingham was also served by
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the Birmingham family practitioner committee (FPC) until 1990 when FPCs were superseded by family health services authorities (FHSAs). The Birmingham FHSA was formed in 1990 and was subsequently abolished in 1995 following the merger of FHSAs with health authorities.
The Central Birmingham DHA was abolished in 1991. However, the East Birmingham, West Birmingham, South Birmingham and North Birmingham DHAs remained in existence until 1994 when the North and South Birmingham DHAs were formed. These two health authorities were merged in April 1996 to form the Birmingham Health Authority.
Primary care trusts (PCTs) were established in 2002 and took over the role of the former HAs, which were abolished with effect from 31 March 2002. Since that date the following PCTs have been responsible for commissioning health services for residents in the Birmingham area; Eastern Birmingham PCT, Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT, North Birmingham PCT and South Birmingham PCT.
The West Midlands Regional Health Authority (RHA) was also in existence in 1985 until 31 March 1996 when the roles and functions of RHAs were transferred to the regional offices of the Department. The Regional Offices were subsequently abolished on 31 March 2003, prior to which strategic health authorities (SHA) had been set up on 1 April 2002. The Birmingham and the Black Country SHA is the local headquarters of the national health service for the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
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Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 14 June 2005, Official Report, column 306W, on hot weather-related conditions, how many hospital admissions in England were given a hot weather-related primary diagnosis, including sunburn, in each year since 1980, broken down by age. 
| All finished admissions||Finished admissions admitted via A and E|
|Data year||Total||0 to 14||15 to 64||65+||Unknown||Total||0 to 14||15 to 64||65+||Unknown|
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