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Parliamentary Questions

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to answer questions (a) 28223 tabled on 14 November 2005 and (b) 29705 tabled on 11 November 2005 by the hon. Member for Yeovil. [40645]

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Ms Rosie Winterton: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 2 February 2006, Official Report, columns 718–19W, and to the reply given to him by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health on 19 December 2005, Official Report, column 2636W.

Pension Liability

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of pension liability is for health sector workers. [46797]

Mr. Byrne: The Government Actuary's Department has valued the total liabilities of the NHS Pension Scheme as at 31 March 2005 to be £127.9 billion. The NHS Pension Scheme covers staff directly employed in the national health service; staff employed in general practices; and, under specific direction from the Secretary of State for Health, staff employed in other organisations including health charities, universities, and other government departments who are engaged in healthcare related activities.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS in-patient beds are available for the specialist treatment of those with post-traumatic stress disorder or related conditions. [49187]

(2) how many NHS in-patient beds are available for the specialist treatment of those with post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions. [49473]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answers 6 and 7 February 2006]: National health service beds are allocated to in-patients on the basis of clinical need, and beds are not set aside for the management of specific medical conditions.

NHS organisations were given guidance on the management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in primary and secondary care by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in March 2005. Local NHS organisations should review their existing clinical guidelines, care pathways and protocols in the treatment and management of PTSD in the light of this guidance, and revise them accordingly.

The NICE guidance is available on its website at This guidance should be used in conjunction with the national service framework for mental health, which is available on the Department's website at
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Primary Care Trusts (Financial Deficits)

Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts incurred financial deficits in (a) 2003–04 and (b) 2004–05; and how many she expects will be in deficit at the end of 2005–06. [46029]

Mr. Byrne: In 2003–04, 41 primary care trusts (PCTs) posted a deficit. In 2004–05, 90 PCTs posted a deficit. 70 PCTs are forecasting a deficit for 2005–06 at month six.

Private Finance Initiative

John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total capital sum is of each of the private finance initiative schemes over £10 million (a) in operation and (b) where the outline business case has been approved for which her Department is responsible; and what the (i) total optimism bias percentage, (ii) net
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value at commencement and (iii) amount of optimism bias for the public sector comparator is in respect of each scheme. [44806]

Jane Kennedy: Table 1 shows the capital value for all private finance initiative schemes over £10 million which are open. Table 2 shows the capital value for private finance initiative schemes which have reached financial close with work started on site or have advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union. All these schemes have an approved outlined business case.

The requirement to make explicit quantified adjustments for optimism bias in business cases, complementing the risk analysis already undertaken, was announced by Treasury in January 2003 and is applicable to national health service schemes that reached the invitation to negotiate stage from April 2003. Schemes which applied optimism bias are indicated in Table 2. This information is only available for schemes above £25 million. To collect and collate percentages and amounts of optimism for all these schemes could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
Table 1

Strategic health authority

Capital value (£ million)
Kent and MedwayDartford and Gravesham NHS Trust94
Cumbria and LancashireNorth Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust-Carlisle67
Thames ValleyBuckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust45
South East LondonQueen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust96
West YorkshireCalderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust65
County Durham and Tees ValleyCounty Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (North Durham)61
Greater ManchesterSouth Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust67
Norfolk, Suffolk, CambridgeshireNorfolk and Norwich NHS Trust158
Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and WorcestershireHereford Hospitals NHS Trust64
Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and WorcestershireWorcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust87
North Central LondonBarnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust54
County Durham and Tees ValleyCounty Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Bishop Auckland)48
Avon, Gloucestershire and WiltshireSwindon and Marlborough NHS Trust100
West YorkshireLeeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching NHS Trust47
South East LondonKing's Healthcare NHS Trust76
North West LondonBromley Healthcare NHS Trust118
North and East Yorkshire and Northern LincolnshireHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust22
Thames ValleyBerkshire Healthcare NHS Trust30
North West LondonWest Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust60
County Durham and Tees ValleySouth Tees Acute Hospitals NHS Trust122
South West LondonSt George's Hospital NHS Trust46
Avon, Gloucestershire and WilshireGloucestershire Royal NHS Trust32
Birmingham and the Black CountryDudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust137
North Central LondonUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Trust422
South East LondonQueen Mary's hospital Sidcup15
TrentQueens Medical Centre—Nottingham University Hospital17
Surrey and SussexWest Sussex Health and Social Care22
Shropshire and StaffordshireNorth Staffordshire Combined Healthcare28
South East LondonOxleas11
North East LondonNorth East London Mental Health11
Birmingham and the Black CountryNorthern Birmingham Mental Health18
South West PeninsulaCornwall Healthcare-Bodmin East London and The City Mental Health10
North East LondonNewham15
Bedfordshire and HertfordshireLuton and Dunstable15
Northumberland, Tyne and WearNorthumbria Healthcare-Wansbeck18
Bedfordshire and HertfordshireRoyston, Buntingford and Bishop Stortford PCT15
Birmingham and the Black CountryRoyal Wolverhampton Hospitals13
Northumberland, Tyne WearNorthumbria Healthcare-Hexham29
Surrey and SussexGuildford and Waverley PCT-Farnham29
County Durham and Tees ValleyCounty Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals-Chester-le-street10
South West PeninsulaMid Devon PCT-Tiverton10
County Durham and Tees ValleyCounty Durham and Darlington Priority Services-West Park16
West YorkshireLeeds Teaching Hospitals-Wharfedale14
Thames ValleyNewbury and Community PCT19
North West LondonBrent PCT-Willesden21
South YorkshireDoncaster and South Humber Healthcare15
West YorkshireNorth Kirklees PCT27
Birmingham and the Black CountrySandwell and W Birmingham Hospitals-City Hospital26

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Table 2

Strategic health authority scheme

Capital value(£ million)
Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and WorcestershireUniversity Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust-Walsgrave379
TrentSouthern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust312
Cumbria and LancashireEast Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust-Blackburn110
Thames ValleyOxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust134
North East LondonBarking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust238
North West LondonNorth West London Hospitals NHS Trust-Central Middlesex69
Avon, Gloucestershire and WiltshireAvon and Western Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust83
Surrey and SussexBrighton Health Care NHS Trust36
South East LondonLewisham Hospital NHS Trust72
West YorkshireLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust265
Greater ManchesterCentral Manchester Healthcare/Manchester Childrens Hospitals NHS Trusts512
Northumberland, Tyne and WearNewcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust299
TrentSherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust(29)326
Hampshire and Isle of WightPortsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust(29)193
Thames ValleyOxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust(29)129
Northumberland, Tyne and WearNewcastle, Nrth Tyneside and Northumberland MH-Morpeth32
Thames ValleyNuffield Orthopaedic Centre37
North Central LondonThe Whittington32
North East LondonNewham Healthcare55
Cumbria and LancashireEast Lancashire Hospitals-Burnley30
Dorset and SomersetSalisbury Health Care24
South West LondonWandsworth PCT-Queen Mary's Roehampton75
Norfolk, Suffolk and CambridgeshireAddenbrookes NHS Trust76
South YorkshireSheffield Teaching Hospitals35
Hampshire and Isle of WightNew Forest PCT-Lymington36
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and RutlandDaventry and South Northamptonshire PCT28
South West LondonKingston Hospital33
Thames ValleyBuckinghamshire Hospitals-Stoke Mandeville47
North East LondonBarts and The London NHS Trust (remaining Wave 1A)1,128
Birmingham and the Black CountryUniversity Hospital Birmingham/South Birmingham MH NHS Trust(29)696
Shropshire and Staffordshire,University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust391
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and RutlandUniversity Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust574
North and East Yorkshire and Northern LincolnshireHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust(29)64
West YorkshireMid Yorkshire Hospitals-Wakefield266
Cheshire MerseysideSt Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust(29)380
North West LondonNorth Middlesex Hospitals NHS Trust(29)108
EssexMid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust186
Greater ManchesterSalford Royal Hospitals NHS Trusts(29)190
Greater ManchesterTameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust(29)115
EssexEssex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust(29)216
Norfolk, Suffolk, CambridgeshirePeterborough Hospitals NHS Trust(29)381
North East LondonWhipps Cross Hospitals NHS Trust(29)328
Birmingham and the Black CountryWalsall Hospitals NHS Trust(29)165
Surrey and SussexMaidstone and Tunbridge Wells/Invicta Community Care NHS Trusts(29)428
South West PeninsulaSouth Devon Healthcare NHS Trust(29)341
County Durham and Tees ValleyTees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust(29)78
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and RutlandNorthamptonshire Healthcare31
EssexBrentwood, Billericay and Wickford PCT26
Dorset and SomersetTaunton and Somerset18
North and East Yorkshire and Northern LincolnshireSelby and York PCT24
EssexIpswich Hospital35
EssexSouth Essex Partnership25
County Durham and Tees ValleyLangbaurgh PCT40
TrentDerbyshire Mental Health NHS Trust (Mental 29 Health batch scheme)29
North and East Yorkshire and Northern LincolnshireEast Lincolnshire PCT (Mental Health batch scheme25

(29) Optimism bias used

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