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Mr. Byrne: The role and function of the board of governors of a national health service foundation trust (NHS FTs), which includes local authority nominees, is to represent the interests of NHS FTs members in the local health economy. Their functions are set out in each NHS FTs constitution and tend to include:
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by her Department on campaigns to raise awareness of the health effects of (a) illegal drugs, (b) tobacco and (c) alcohol in each year since 1997. 
Caroline Flint: The FRANK campaign was launched in May 2003, which is a campaign administered jointly by the Department and the Home Office, and provides young people and their families with information and advice about drugs, including health effects. It is funded by the Home Office and the Department. Joint spending on media and advertising on FRANK is shown in table 1.
The figures shown in the table above relate to production, storage and distribution of FRANK public-facing literature and collateral. The Home Office funds production of all publications aimed at stakeholders. In addition, the Department funds the FRANK helpline and website.
|Financial year||Tobacco control (£ million)|
|All GP practices||of which: single-handed|
|Q13||Cumbria and Lancashire||356||107|
|Blackburn with Darwen|
|Primary Care Trust (PCT)||33||12|
|Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale PCT||42||12|
|Carlisle and District PCT||21||7|
|Chorley and South Ribble PCT||37||8|
|Eden Valley PCT||14||4|
|Hyndburn and Ribble Valley PCT||24||12|
|Morecambe Bay PCT||56||15|
|West Cumbria PCT||21||1|
|West Lancashire PCT||25||9|
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of people who were unable to obtain an appointment at a genito-urinary medicine clinic on the day they attended the clinic in the last 12 months. 
The genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinic waiting times audit collects data on waiting times for all GUM clinics in England for a period of one week every quarter. All patients attending a GUM clinic with a new episode or registering for the first time are asked to complete the short questionnaire on waiting times. This audit has been chosen as the method of monitoring and improving access to GUM services. Current analysis is published on numbers seen within 48 hours. The most recent survey is for November 2005 which shows that 49 per cent. of attendees were seen within 48 hours and a further four per cent. of attendees were offered an appointment within 48 hours but did not attend.
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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2006, Official Report, column 1665W. on genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics, what percentage of attenders at genito-urinary medicine clinics were not given an appointment within two weeks in the November 2005 audit of GUM clinic waiting times by the Health Protection Agency. 
Caroline Flint: The most recent audit of waiting times for genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics for which data are available was carried out in November 2005. This audit showed that 21 per cent. of attendees at GUM clinics were not seen within two weeks. However, some of these patients were offered an earlier appointment but could not attend.
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget surplus or deficit was in each (a) primary care trust, (b) acute services trust and (c) foundation hospital trust in the county of Greater Manchester in each year since 2000. 
Mr. Byrne: The final position of all primary care trusts, national health service trusts and strategic health authorities up to 200405 is available in the Library. The 200506 forecast position at month six of 200506 for all NHS organisations has also been published and is available on the Department's website at: www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/FreedomOfInformation/ClassesOfInformation/fs/en
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