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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have received help from the national health service for IVF treatment in each of the last five years, broken down by primary care trust. 
Caroline Flint: Information about the number of people receiving in vitro fertilisation in each primary care trust is not collected centrally. The primary responsibility for the provision of these services rests with the national health service at local level.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2005, Official Report, column 442W, on lupus, whether the part of her Department's research and development budget which is allocated to and managed by individual NHS organisations is ring-fenced solely for the purpose of research and development. 
Jane Kennedy: The research and development budget the Department allocates to national health service organisations is subject to an agreement between the Secretary of State and each of those organisations. The agreement is an NHS contract and is legally binding. The agreement states that the research and development allocation should be used to
It specifically precludes expenditure on local service development, clinical audit, patient care services, or costs that are, or should be, met by another body such as a commercial organisation, NHS commissioner or university.
The Department undertakes regular performance management to ensure compliance with the terms of the agreement, requiring annual reports from individual NHS organisations covering current research activity and financial accountability.
The Government are committed to moving to full transparency of the use of research and development funds allocated to NHS trusts and achieving full sustainability for clinical research in the NHS. To that end, the Department's consultation document, Best Research for Best Health: a new national health research strategy" includes proposals for the introduction of a
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system in which the money supporting research and development undertaken in the NHS will follow patient involvement in health studies.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) consultant psychiatric posts and (b) mental health acute beds were available in each of the last five years in (i) West Sussex, (ii) East Sussex and (iii) Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority. 
Caroline Flint: Information is not held centrally in the format requested. However, information on the number of medical consultants within the psychiatry group of specialities for West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority is shown in the table.
The Department does not collect mental health acute beds data. However, information relating to the number of acute beds and the number of mental health beds at trust level is available on the Department's website at: www.performance.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity/data_ requests/beds_open_overnight.htm
Mr. Byrne: The Department assesses annually the investment in mental health services published in the national survey of mental health services. The report details the level of investment in adult mental health services and compares it with results reported in previous years.
The analysis in the report is derived from the detailedfinance mapping exercise co-ordinated by local implementation teams as part of the regular adult mental health review process undertaken each autumn.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) flights and (b) helicopter flights, taken by Ministers within her Department for (i) UK and (ii) overseas visits in each year since 1995; on how many occasions (A) charter flights were used and (B)first and club class tickets were obtained; and who accompanied the ministers on each trip. 
Since 1999, the Government have published, an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. The Government have also published on an annual basis the cost of all Ministers' visits overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Library. These report information for the financial years 199596 to 200405. Information for 200506 will be published as soon as it is ready after the end of the current financial year.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent in each year from 1 May 1997 on ministerial travel, broken down by (a) provision and running costs of vehicular transport, (b) first class travel by rail, (c) standard class travel by rail, (d) first class travel by air, (e) club or equivalent class travel by air and (f) economy class travel by air. 
Jane Kennedy: The Department's finance systems do not hold information in the form requested. The available information up to 200304 is shown in the following table. In April 2004, the Department introduced a new accounting system. Under the new accounting system information on travel costs are not separately identifiable.
|Total expenditure on travel||376,376||427,970||508,932||557,042||480,855||511,899||595,043|
|United Kingdom travel rail||22,268||26,582||44,194||35,250||35,500||40,354||45,418|
|Overseas travel rail||0||0||1,685||350||1,533||1,216||1,366|
Since 1999, the Government have published, an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. The Government have also published on an annual basis the cost of all Ministers' visits overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the Library. These report information for the financial years 199596 to 200405. Information for 200506 will be published as
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soon as it is ready after the end of the current financial year.
In respect of ministerial cars, my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Cabinet Office has asked Roy Burke, Chief Executive of the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA) to write to the hon. Member with details of the costs of ministerial vehicles provided to Departments in 200405. Copies of his letter will be placed in the Library. For information for the financial years 200001 to 200304,I refer the hon. Member to the letters from the Chief Executive of the GCDA to the hon. Member for Buckingham (John Bercow) dated 10 January 2005 and to the then hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Howard Flight) dated 13 September 2003. Copies of these letters are available in the Library.
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