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Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department does not collect the data requested. The level of funding given to local hospices is a matter for discussion between the commissioning primary care trust and the hospice.
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of funding has been for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease in Bedfordshire in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Primary care trusts, in partnership with local stakeholders, have the responsibility for deciding what services to provide for their populations, including those with Parkinson's disease. They are best placed to understand the health needs of the communities that they serve and have responsibility for commissioning services to meet that need.
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations her Department has received regarding funding for Parkinson's disease nurse specialists in Bedfordshire; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have responsibility for (a) setting up and (b) running the patient and public involvement resource centre; and on what date she expects the resource centre to begin its work. 
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 13 February 2006]: The Department is responsible for setting up the patient and public involvement resource centre. We are currently finalising the contract and until the procurement process is complete we are unable to provide further details as they are commercially sensitive.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what effect the ongoing reappraisal by her Department of the NHS Private Finance Initiative programme has had on her Department's support for the proposals for the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust as laid down in its outline business case. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The NHS in England: the operating framework for 2006/7" was published on 26 January. The trust, with its local health partners, will now need to revalidate the approval parameters for the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation National Health Service Trust private finance initiative scheme and confirm they take account of the current reforms to the national health service. They will be asked to respond to a range of questions from the Department concerning factors such as long-term affordability, assumptions on efficiency gains and income growth, liquidity, activity shift and reference cost. The conclusions will need to be ratified by the Department before the scheme can proceed to financial close.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what costs incurred by the preferred bidder on the Barts and the London NHS trust private finance initiative project would require to be returned if the project were not to proceed. 
Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much central Government funding was received by (a) Tendring and (b) Colchester primary care trusts in each of the last five years; and what average amount was received by primary care trusts in England for each of those years. 
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It is for primary care trusts (PCTs) in partnership with strategic health authorities and other local stakeholders to determine how best to use their funds to meet national and local priorities for improving health, tackling health inequalities and modernising services.
For the current financial year, Shropshire County PCT has been allocated £276 million, a cash increase of £23 million over the previous year, which equates to 9.16 per cent. Telford and Wrekin PCT has been allocated £153 million, a cash increase of £16 million, or £11.69 per cent.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much VAT the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital paid the Exchequer for drugs purchased by the hospital in (a) 2001, (b) 2003 and (c) 2005. 
The North East London Strategic Health Authority recently commissioned an independent review looking at the redevelopment of St. Bartholomew's in the context of existing cancer and
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cardiac capacity in London. We have now received the report and ministers must now consider the full findings of the review.
The national health service in East London has already seen record investment since 1997. We are committed to continuing to deliver improvement to NHS services in this part of London. As soon as ministers have considered the full findings of the review, we will work quickly with the local NHS to finalise consideration of the business case for the Barts and the London private finance initiative scheme.
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