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Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department has committed £5 million to the Mental Health Helplines Partnership (MHHP) between 200405 and 200607. The MHHP's steering group works with the programme management board at the Department to decide on how the MHHP spends its funding.
The MHHP comprises the majority of major national and local voluntary and community sector mental health telephone helpline providers (around 50), excluding membership organisations, and MHHP organisations handle over 5 million telephone calls/contacts per year, or 99 per cent. of all calls made to mental health helplines.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data the annual mapping of older people's mental health services will collect; and when (a) the first exercise will be completed and (b) the data validated. 
Mr. Byrne: For the first time this year the Department will be supporting service mapping of older people's mental health services done on its behalf by Durham University's centre for applied social research. The mapping will support local commissioning discussions, in nationally benchmarking service elements alongside local activity data and improving understanding of the local service models, as well as providing the basis of a local service directory for users and carers. This exercise will commence in November 2005 and conclude on 31 March 2006 after which data will be available. It is envisaged that similar data collections will be supported annually. Finance data on older people's mental health services will also be included for the first time in this autumn's national finance mapping of mental health services.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information is not centrally available. The First National GP Survey of Mental Health in Primary Care (Mental After Care Association, 1999) reported that general practitioners spend on average 30 per cent. of their time on mental health problems. This publication is available at: www.together-uk.org/temp/GPsspandspmentalsphealthspreport.pdf.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Government have shown the importance it attaches to supporting children who care for parents with a mental illness, through the 1999 national service framework for mental health (NSFMH), the NHS Plan (2000), and the 2004 national service framework for children, young people and maternity services (NSFC).
The NSFMH sets out national standards, future aims and priorities for mental health services in England over a 10-year period. Specifically, standard six, Caring about carers", identifies the needs of all individuals who provide substantial care for a person on a care plan approach. This is available on the Department's website at: www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/09/05/66/04090566.pdf.
The NSF is also supported by the NHS Plan (2000) which sets a target of having 700 carer support workers in place by the end of 2004: by the end of March 2005, 654 (more than 93 per cent., of this target) carer support workers were in post, which represents a very significant achievement.
Standard two of the NSFCSupporting parentingrecognises that special circumstances exist in some families, including parental mental illness and where children may be unpaid carers. This NSF identifies the need for support to those children who are carers and is available on the Department's website at: www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/09/05/66/04090566.pdf.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government have allocated to child and adolescent mental health services during each of the past three years; and how much it plans to allocate in each of the next three years. 
The available information is shown in the table. These funds are in addition to the funding included in the general resources available to the national health service and local authorities for the development of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). CAMHS funding for the national health service in 200607 and 200708 has yet to be determined. CAMHS funding in 200809 and thereafter will be part of the forthcoming comprehensive spending review.
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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many episodes of cognitive behavioural therapy have been conducted with NHS patients with mental illness in each of the last five years; 
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria she has established for universities bidding for a new dental school; what representations she has received from universities bidding to open a new dental school; and what timeframe she has put in place for the selection of a new university dental school. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The management of the Government's programme for the expansion of dental education is being undertaken by a joint implementation group (JIG) comprising representatives of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Department and the national health service. In inviting bids, the JIG set the following criteria: geographical context, innovation, quality, value for money and widening participation. Bids have been received both from universities wishing to expand their existing dental schools and from those currently without a school. The JIG will be putting its recommendations to the HEFCE in time for the board to decide the location of the additional training places at its meeting in January 2006.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations her Department has received since 2003 from (a) the Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk Strategic Health Authority, (b) the West Suffolk
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Hospital NHS Trust and (c) the West Suffolk Primary Care Trust requesting an increase in their NHS funding allocation. 
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS prescriptions were made (a) to all people and (b) to people aged over 60 years for (i) chlorpromazine (largactil), (ii) thioridazine, (iii) haloperidol (seranacem, haldol, dozic), (iv) promazine (sparine), (v) flupentixol (depixol, fluanxol), (vi) olanzapine (zyprexa), (vii) pericyazine (neulactil), (viii) risperidone (risperidol), (ix) sulpiride (dolmatil, sulpitil), (x) trifluoperazine (stealazine) and (xi) clozapine (cloxaril); and if she will estimate the cost to the NHS of prescribing each of them in that year. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: In 2004, the national health service in England prescribed antipsychotic medicines in the quantities shown in table one. The second column shows the total quantities prescribed for each medicine, aggregating all generic brands and strengths of each medicine. The third column shows the total number of prescriptions for these medicines issued to persons aged over 60 years.
The information in the third column is based on a one in 20 sample of all exempt prescriptions identified by the Prescription Pricing Authority from those dispensed by community pharmacists, appliance contractors, dispensing doctors, and prescriptions submitted by prescribing doctors for items personally administered in England. This information is an estimate and is subject to sampling errors. Also included are prescriptions issued in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man but dispensed in England. The data does not cover drugs dispensed in hospitals, including mental health trusts.
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