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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the allocations to each primary care trust within the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority were in each of the last three years; and what the capital allocations to each primary care trust were in each year. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The 200304 to 200506 revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs) were announced in December 2002. The table shows the revenue allocations made to PCTs within the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority (SHA) for this period.
| Allocation||Three year total increase|
|PCT||200304 (£000)||200405 (£000)||200506 (£000)||£000||Percentage|
|Bath and North East Somerset||140,354||153,237||167,238||38,915||30.33|
|Bristol South and West||171,215||186,424||202,688||45,779||29.18|
|Cheltenham and Tewkesbury||124,221||136,208||148,726||35,685||31.57|
|Cotswold and Vale||159,474||173,643||188,390||42,208||28.87|
|Kennet and North Wilts||150,973||164,383||178,727||40,380||29.19|
In addition, revenue allocations, covering 200607 and 200708 were announced in February 2005. The revenue allocations made to PCTs in the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire SHA for 200607 and 200708 are shown in the table.
| Allocation||Two year total increase|
|PCT||200607 (£000)||200708 (£000)||£000||Percentage|
|Bath and North East Somerset||206,371||224,569||34,023||17.9|
|Bristol South and West||239,350||258,885||37,583||17.0|
|Cheltenham and Tewkesbury||181,446||198,605||32,341||19.5|
|Cotswold and Vale||222,132||240,253||34,858||17.0|
|Kennet and North Wiltshire||211,111||231,784||38,344||19.8|
|Operational capital allocation|
|Bath and North East Somerset||1,164||1,245||1,333|
|Bristol South and West||180||205||232|
|Cheltenham and Tewkesbury||177||189||202|
|Cotswold and Vale||692||741||800|
|Kennet and North Wilts||1,124||1,202||1,286|
|Number of training places|
There has been considerable growth in the national health service chiropody/podiatry workforce. In September 2004, there were 3,941 qualified NHS chiropodists/podiatrists; this represents an increase of 655 or 20 per cent. since 1997.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the public relations companies that have had contracts with (a) her Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which her Department is responsible and (c) independent statutory bodies, organisations and bodies financially sponsored by her Department and other such organisations since May 1997. 
Jane Kennedy: It is not possible to list the public relations companies that have had contracts with the Department, each non-departmental public bodies, or executive agencies for which the Department is responsible or independent statutory bodies, organisation and bodies financially sponsored by the Department since May 1997. This information can be supplied only at disproportionate costs.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make all published departmental materials intended for families available in languages other than English; and if she will make a statement. 
Jane Kennedy: The Department does not publish material specifically for families though it does produce a small selection of public health literature aimed at audiences within family groups. Of these, 35 titles are published across a range of 27 languages with many more available on the Department's internet sites.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individuals whose names appear on the (a) Protection of Children Act list and (b) Protection of Vulnerable Adults list are employed by (i) NHS organisations and (ii) social services departments; and how many individuals employed by (A) NHS organisations and (B) social services departments have committed an offence listed under Schedule 1 to the Sex Offenders Act 1997. 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 19 January 2006]: The responsibility for carrying out pre-employment checks, including Criminal Records Bureau, Protection of Children Act and Protection of Vulnerable Adults checks where applicable, rests with the relevant employer, whether a national health service organisation or social services department or other regulated provider of health or social care. The NHS is required to follow the guidance, Safer Recruitment" issued in May 2005 which covers all the pre and post-appointment checks that NHS employers are required to make before appointing anyoneincluding employees, volunteers, students and traineesto a position in the NHS. In regulated social care, providers must comply with regulations on pre-employment checks made under the Care Standards Act 2000 which came into force in April 2002.
Part two of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 replaced part one of the Sex Offenders Act 1997 and schedule three to the 2003 Act came into force on 1 May 2004. The Act requires convicted sex offenders to report each year to their local police and inform the police if they change their name and address within three days instead of the previous 14 days.
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