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Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the deficit or surplus of each NHS trust in Oxfordshire was for 200405; what methodology was used to calculate the outturn; and what action she expects trusts to take to tackle deficits. 
Caroline Flint: Audited information in respect of the 200405 financial position of all strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and national health service trusts was published in their individual annual accounts in September. We have no plans to publish un-audited information.
The NHS is in receipt of record resources as a result of the Government's policy on funding in the NHS. Funding of the NHS has increased from £34.7 billion in 199798 to £69.7 billion in 200405. By 200708 spending on the NHS will have increased to over £92
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billion. With this level of investment all NHS bodies should be able to plan for and achieve financial balance, each and every year.
Jane Kennedy: The Department does not hold data by primary care trust. However, trust data are available on the following website at: www.performance.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity/data_requests/cancelled_operations.htm.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list health trusts where liquid-based cytology (a) has been and (b) has not been introduced for testing of cervical smears in all areas in England; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Since the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published its appraisal of liquid based cytology (LBC) in October 2003, the following hospitals have introduced LBC for cervical screening:
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many units dedicated to Grown-Up Congenital Heart patients there are in each NHS trust area; what plans she has to increase this number; and if she will make a statement. 
The Government will be publishing a guide for commissioners later this year to assist the NHS with planning and commissioning to meet the needs of grown ups with congenital heart disease. The guide also sets out what patients should expect of services.
All correspondence from hon. Members and Peers is handled in accordance with the principles set out in Handling Correspondence from Members of Parliament, Members of the House of Lords, MEPs and Members of Devolved Assemblies: Guidance for Departments". The same principles apply when handling correspondence from members of the public.
Information relating to the performance of Departments in replying to hon. Members and Peers' correspondence is published on an annual basis. The report for 2004 was published on 6 April 2005, Official Report, columns 13740WS.
The establishment of the customer service centre and the extra attention and resources directed to this important part of the Department's work have resulted in a considerable improvement both in the timeliness and in the quality of responses. Recent figures show that the Department is now one of the top performers in Government, with more than 90 per cent. of all letters from hon. Members and Peers answered within the Whitehall standard of 20 working days.
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