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Ostomy Products

Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to restrict the supply of ostomy products and related care services. [38404]

Mr. Byrne: We have no plans to restrict the supply of ostomy products and related care services.
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Ostomy, Incontinence and Wound Care

Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the suppliers to the NHS of (a) ostomy, (b) incontinence and (c) wound care products. [34053]

Jane Kennedy: The information requested has been placed in the Library.

Parliamentary Questions

Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to questions (a) 26127 and (b) 26193 tabled on 3 November by the hon. Member for Broxbourne. [31837]

Jane Kennedy: I refer the hon. Member to the repliesI gave on 24 November 2005, Official Report, column 2269W, and on 12 December 2005, Official Report, columns 1799–1800W.

Patient Forums

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department issues to patient and public involvement forums on working with local authority overview and scrutiny committees. [37119]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 14 December 2005]: In June 2005, the Centre for Public Scrutiny published Health overview and scrutiny committees and patient and public involvement forums: working together—a practical guide" in response to a request from the Department.

A copy of this guide has been placed in the Library.

Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patient forum members participated in the MORI poll on patient and public involvement in health commissioned by her Department and active between 10 and 24 October. [36235]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 12 December 2005]: 307 patients' forum members participated in the Market and Opinion Research International poll on patient and public involvement in health. This was 35 per cent. of the total response.
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Primary Care Trusts

Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Government have to change the role and structure of primary care trusts. [28600]

Mr. Byrne: As set out in Commissioning a Patient Led NHS", primary care trusts (PCTs) will be required to strengthen their commissioning function. They will need to ensure access and choice to a range of high quality health services and to ensure that the Government's commitments to health, reducing health inequalities and health services are delivered for local people. They will also be required to manage contracts on behalf of their practices and public, engage with local people and other local service providers to ensure patients' views are properly heard, and to be responsible for emergency planning.

The policy, in relation to service-provision, is that this will be a matter for PCTs to determine locally. Any move away from direct provision of services will be a decision for the local national health service within the framework set out in the forthcoming White Paper and after local consultation, including staff.

Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of setting up primary care trusts in (a) England and (b) Durham under the Health Act 1999. [29438]

Mr. Byrne: The Department does not hold information on the costs of setting up primary care trusts under the Health Act 1999.

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list each primary care trust with a budget deficit, in order of the size of deficit, indicating in each case the (a) unweighted budget allocation per person to the trust and (b) primary parliamentary constituency served by the trust. [32358]

Mr. Byrne: The table lists primary care trusts (PCTs) with deficits in 2004–05 in descending order of deficit size, showing their 2004–05 deficit, their 2004–05 allocation per unweighted head of population and the parliamentary constituency where the majority of their population is resident. PCT allocations increased by £4.6 billion in 2005–06 to 9.3 percent. extra for the two years, 2006–07 and 2007–08, PCTs have been allocated a further £11.5 billion, a further 19.5 percent. increase.
PCTPrimary parliamentary constituency2004–05 allocation per head (£)2004–05 under/(over) spend against revenue resource limits £000
Kensington and ChelseaKensington and Chelsea1,148-17,976
Bedfordshire HeartlandsSouth West Bedfordshire793-14,536
HillingdonHayes and Harlington1,000-13,470
Suffolk WestWest Suffolk813-12,510
Kennet and North WiltshireNorth Wiltshire825-10,159
New ForestNew Forest East935-8,592
Cambridge CityCambridge852-7,621
Southern NorfolkSouth Norfolk829-7,152
ChelmsfordWest Chelmsford852-7,144
North StokeStoke-on-Trent North1,140-6,810
Fareham and GosportFareham863-6,757
North and East CornwallSouth East Cornwall926-6,668
Selby and YorkCity of York863-6,598
Suffolk CoastalSuffolk Coastal899-6,174
HounslowBrentford and Isleworth1,085-6,171
Yorkshire Wolds and CoastEast Yorkshire934-6,116
LutonLuton North928-6,038
Guildford and WaverleyGuildford899-5,887
West of CornwallSt. Ives1,026-5,669
North NorfolkNorth Norfolk962-5,294
Central CornwallTruro and St. Austell933-5,294
North DevonNorth Devon946-5,263
North SomersetWeston-Super-Mare874-5,202
East HampshireHavant963-5,199
South West OxfordshireWantage797-5,172
Vale of AylesburyAylesbury807-4,916
Milton KeynesMilton Keynes South West821-4,860
DacorumHemel Hempstead873-4,840
Cotswold and ValeStroud911-4,809
East LincolnshireLouth and Horncastle949-4,483
BroadlandNorwich North851-4,444
Cherwell ValeBanbury805-4,404
North Hertfordshire and StevenageStevenage903-3,860
Central SuffolkSouth Suffolk811-3,837
South Western StaffordshireStafford844-3,750
Staffordshire MoorlandsStaffordshire Moorlands974-3,725
Maidstone WealdMaidstone and The Weald835-3,714
Witham, Braintree and HalsteadBraintree798-3,141
West GloucestershireGloucester938-3,110
West WiltshireWestbury824-2,803
BexleyOld Bexley and Sidcup957-2,749
Blackwater Valley and HartAldershot779-2,676
South CambridgeshireSouth Cambridgeshire798-2,583
East Elmbridqe and Mid SurreyEpsom and Ewell919-2,563
Waltham ForestWalthamstow1,096-2,538
South and East DorsetChristchurch972-2,424
Canterbury and CoastalCanterbury967-2,276
Burntwood, Lichfield and TamworthTamworth863-2,111
Wyre ForestWyre Forest888-1,968
North East OxfordshireBanbury752-1,938
Watford and Three RiversWatford970-1,928
KingstonKingston and Surbiton943-1,853
Sussex Downs and WealdSurrey Heath879-1,819
South StokeStoke-on-Trent South1,049-1,719
South WiltshireSalisbury891-1,535
St Albans and HarpendenSt. Albans883-1,526
Chiltern and South BucksChesham and Amersham819-1,494
Maldon and South ChelmsfordMaldon and East Chelmsford773-1,489
West NorfolkNorth West Norfolk935-1,482
North BirminghamSutton Coldfield932-1,339
Eastleigh and Test Valley SouthEastleigh798-1,283
Cannock ChaseCannock Chase890-1,235
Charnwood and North West LeicestershireLoughborough867-1,200
Billericay, Brentwood and WickfordBrentwood and Ongar875-1,123
Dartford, Gravesham and SwanleyDartford950-1,086
HarrowHarrow East993-969
South LeicestershireBlaby813-966
Eastbourne DownsEastbourne1,142-964
Leicester City WestLeicester West1,002-957
North HampshireBasingstoke855-890
Cheshire WestCity of Chester941-548
SwaleSittingbourne and Sheppey893-449
South East HertfordshireBroxbourne803-446
Isle of WightIsle of Wight1,046-361
Oldbury and SmethwickWarley1,096-179
Welwyn HatfieldWelwyn Hatfield930-128
Newbury and CommunityNewbury802-114
NorwichNorwich South1,004-108

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Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Essex primary care trusts will have their final funding for the current financial year reduced against initial allocation; and where reallocated funding will be spent. [35810]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The following Essex primary care trusts will have their 2005–06 initial allocations reduced by the amounts indicated:
£ million
Witham, Braintree and Halstead Care Trust3.148
Maldon and South Chelmsford Primary Care
Trust (PCT)
Thurrock PCT0.227
Chelmsford PCT7.137

The reductions are necessary to recover overspends which occurred in these organisations in the 2004–05 financial year. This funding will be returned to those national health service organisations delivering under spends in 2004–05.

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