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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were per head of population in (i) England and (ii) each strategic health authority in each year since 1995. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) objectives, (b) budget, (c) locations and (d) evaluation methodology are for the independent mental capacity advocate pilots. 
Mr. Byrne: The objectives of the Independent Mental Capacity Act (IMCA) pilots are to test how this new service will work, in advance of it becoming a national requirement in April 2007. The pilot will test different ways of setting up this servicefor example with full time IMCA advocates and with sessional advocates. It will test referral systems, systems for recording and systems for monitoring. The outcome will be good practice guidance which will be useful both for the commissioners of this service when it becomes a national requirement and also for the future IMCA advocacy providers, many of whom may be small and will benefit from the good practice guide.
The budget for the pilots is £500,000. Pilots will take place in Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Croydon, Dorset, Hertfordshire, Merseyside, Newcastle, and Southwark. An evaluation will be by an external researcher who will work with the advocacy organisations to develop protocols such as monitoring systems and reflective diaries.
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Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of fruit supplied to schools under the National School Fruit Scheme was sourced from (a) suppliers within 25 miles of the school supplied, (b) national suppliers and (c) overseas suppliers in the period September 2004 to September 2005. 
Caroline Flint: There are currently 15 United Kingdom based suppliers that supply eight different types of fruit and vegetables across the country. No overseas suppliers are participating in the school fruit and vegetable scheme.
Caroline Flint: The latest available data on the financial position of national health service trusts are for 200405. The table shows the 200405 financial position reported by NHS trusts in Brighton and West Sussex.
|Organisation||200405 deficit/surplus (£000)|
|Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust||-10,035|
|The Royal West Sussex NHS Trust||-15,483|
|South Downs Health NHS Trust||69|
|Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust||-30,657|
|Sussex Ambulance Service NHS Trust||298|
|West Sussex Health and Social Care NHS Trust||34|
|Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust||51|
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the latest aggregate (a) year-to-date and (b) forecast year-end financial positions are of all NHS organisations in England which have been received from strategic health authorities by her Department. 
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her latest estimate is of the outturn against planned expenditure for 200506 of (a) the Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust and (b) Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust. 
The 200405 financial position for Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust showed they had a deficit of £1.7 million and the 200405 financial position for Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust showed they had a surplus of £183,000.
Laura Moffatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women doctors contributed to the NHS pension scheme between 1972 and 1988; and what contributions were made by (a) men and (b) women to the scheme between those dates, expressed as a percentage of salary. 
Laura Moffatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the spouses of male and female members of the NHS pension scheme, both contributing the same amounts to the scheme between 1972 and 1988, are entitled to the same pension following the death of their spouse. 
Mr. Byrne: The spouses of male and female members of the national health service pension scheme are entitled to the same initial pension for three months and up to six months following the death of their spouse. Thereafter a widow is entitled to a pension equal to one half of her husband's pension based on his total scheme membership; a widower is entitled to a pension equal to one half of his wife's scheme membership from 6 April 1988.
Mr. Byrne: NHS Professionals is playing a useful part in securing the appropriate and effective use of temporary staff and reducing national health service expenditure on private agency staff. A recent independent report recorded that agency spending fell for the first time in recent memory" in 200304.
Mr. Byrne: From the information held centrally, it is not possible to separately identify the costs, in hospitals and all other settings where the national health service cares for patients, of treating pressure sores.
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