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Mr. Byrne: Air ambulances are funded by charities. Since 1 April 2002, the cost of clinical staff on air ambulances has been met by the national health service on a continuing basis. It is for NHS trusts to decide whether they provide any additional funding to air ambulance charities.
Mr. Byrne: There is no national sabbatical scheme for consultants. Consultants may apply for sabbatical leave in accordance with the employing organisation's arrangements. Information on numbers would be held locally by individual employers.
Mr. Byrne: I refer the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire to the answer I gave on 12 July 2005, Official Report, columns 988989W, which stated that detailed unitary payment for schemes which have reached financial close had been placed in the Library. This list has now been updated to reflect the four private finance initiative hospital schemes which have reached financial close since then and which are over £20 million in capital value. The updated list has also been placed in the Library.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cumulative deficit is of each NHS trust in England which has a deficit that it is required to clear to reach a break even financial position. 
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health over what time period an NHS trust which runs up a deficit during the 200506 financial year is required to repay the amount overspent; and if she will make a statement. 
National health service trusts are expected to plan for and achieve break even every year. NHS trusts have a statutory financial duty to achieve a break even position on income and expenditure taking one year with another. This is interpreted as needing to break even over a period of three, and in exceptional cases, up to five years. Where NHS trusts overspend, this would require other NHS organisations, within the health economy, to under spend over the same period.
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Mr. Byrne: National health service walk-in centres are managed locally by their host primary care trust or NHS trust. They are not separate accounting entities and theirrunning costs are not routinely collected or held centrally by the Department.
|January to March 2003||335,358|
|April to June 2003||391,940|
|July to September 2003||412,829|
|October to December 2003||387,570|
|January to March 2004||389,784|
|April to June 2004||477,667|
|July to September 2004||503,144|
|October to December 2004||516,406|
|January to March 2005||571,305|
|April to June 2005||652,367|
|July to September 2005||667,045|
Dr. Stoate: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole-time equivalent nurses are employed by (a) general practitioners, (b) other primary care NHS organisations and (c) acute sector NHS organisations in (i) England and (ii) each primary care trust area in Kent, broken down by nursing specialty. 
Mr. Byrne: Information on the number of full-time equivalent nurses by primary care trust (PCT) and national health service trust in Kent and England broken down by specified specialty is shown in the table.
|Total qualified nursing staff||Acute, Elderly and General||Paediatric Nursing||Maternity Services||Community Psychiatry||Other Psychiatry|
|Kent and Medway SHA total||7,617||3,970||292||726||338||538|
|Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley PCT||5CM||275||39||4||0||0||1|
|South West Kent PCT||5FF||228||54||0||0||1||0|
|Maidstone Weald PCT||5L2||225||11||3||0||0||0|
|Canterbury and Coastal PCT||5LM||224||53||0||0||0||0|
|East Kent Coastal PCT||5LN||228||21||39||0||0||0|
|Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust||RN7||611||485||31||93||0||0|
|Medway NHS Trust||RPA||884||605||62||177||0||0|
|East Kent NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust||RTM||348||0||1||0||147||196|
|East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust||RW||2,041||1,627||92||277||3||0|
|Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust||RWF||1,156||910||58||179||0||0|
|West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust||RXJ||634||13||0||0||184||317|
|Community Learning Disabilities||Other Learning Disabilities||Community Services||Education staff||School nursing||GP practice nurses||Unspecified|
|Kent and Medway SHA total||79||103||1,174||29||35||334||0|
|Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley PCT||5CM||0||0||176||1||4||49||0|
|South West Kent PCT||5FF||0||0||120||0||8||45||0|
|Maidstone Weald PCT||5L2||0||0||148||3||6||53||0|
|Canterbury and Coastal PCT||5LM||0||0||137||0||0||34||0|
|East Kent Coastal PCT||5LN||0||0||128||0||4||35||0|
|Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust||RN7||0||0||1||2||0||0||0|
|Medway NHS Trust||RPA||0||14||7||6||13||0||0|
|East Kent NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust||RTM||1||0||3||0||0||0||0|
|East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust||RW||7||0||28||7||0||0||0|
|Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust||RWF||0||0||0||9||0||0||0|
|West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust||RXJ||29||87||4||1||0||0||0|
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