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World Cup

Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government are making representations to other Governments to suspend the Schengen Agreement for the 2006 FIFA world cup. [60348]

Paul Goggins [holding answer 21 March 2006]: No representations have been made to other Governments regarding the partial suspension of the Schengen Agreement during the 2006 world cup. Such a decision by the host or transit country would have no significant impact upon the English and Welsh strategy for preventing English football disorder during the tournament. This is because the strategy is based on preventing known risk fans from leaving England and Wales during the tournament rather than on the reintroduction of border controls in host or transit countries.
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Yarl's Wood Removal Centre

Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women being held at Yarl's Wood Removal Centre have reported being raped in their country of origin; whether their continued detention complies with the provisions of his Department's Operation Enforcement Manual; whether victims of rape are deemed to be victims of torture; and if he will make a statement. [59705]

Mr. McNulty: The number of women currently held at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre who have reported being raped in their country of origin can be determined only by examination of individual case files at disproportionate costs. The Operational Enforcement Manual advises that certain persons are normally considered suitable for detention in only exceptional circumstances.

Elderly persons, pregnant women, those suffering from serious medical conditions or who are otherwise mentally ill and those where there is independent evidence to show that they have been tortured would be
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included among those persons who would usually be considered unsuitable for detention. Detaining officers will always consider on a case by case basis whether detention is appropriate in any particular case. Rape can come within the category of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment for the purposes of article three of the European Convention on Human Rights as defined in the published instruction to caseworkers. The published instruction on gender issues indicates that it can also amount to persecution for the purposes of the Refugee Convention.


Administration Spending

Dr. Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of their budgets each of the acute trustscurrently in deficit spent on administration in 2004–05. [34203]

Jane Kennedy: The figures requested are shown in the table.
Administration costs as a percentage of total income2004–05 retained surplus/(deficit) for the year (£000)
Airedale NHS Trust9.90-3,288
Bedford Hospital NHS trust6.40-8,480
Birmingham Women's Health Care NHS Trust7.80-264
Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust8.40-2,706
Brighton and Sussex Univ Hosps NHS Trust6.50-10,035
Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust6.50-1,049
Burton Hospitals NHS Trust7.00-2,507
Cambridge Uni Hospital NHS Found Trust5.30-995
Cambs and Peterborough MH Partnership Trust7.50-348
Cent Manchester/Manchester Child NHS Trust5.90-7,727
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust5.60-1,146
Devon Partnership NHS Trust5.60-535
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust7.10-8,557
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust6.40-4,025
East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust7.50-4,983
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust7.20-786
Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust7.90-3,576
Great Ormond St. Hosp for Children NHS Trust8.30-557
Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust6.90-17,819
Hampshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust4.60-2,537
Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hosps Trust8.30-4,186
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust5.90-1,566
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust5.70-5,461
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust6.40-6,443
Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust6.30-1,721
King's College Hospital NHS Trust7.10-2,734
Lancashire Teaching Hosp NHS Found Trust6.70-2,882
Medway NHS Trust7.60-279
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust6.20-2,299
Mid Staffordshire Gen Hospitals Trust7.10-2,158
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust6.90-19,876
North Middlesex University Hosp NHS Trust7.30-4,106
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust8.00-11,744
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust9.20-991
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust5.90-8,317
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust7.90-9,186
Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust7.50-4,608
Royal Brnmth and Christcrch Foun Trust6.20-250
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust6.80-3,217
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust7.10-10,217
Royal Nat Orthopaedic Hosp NHS Trust8.30-3,793
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust7.30-946
Royal West Sussex NHS Trust7.20-15,483
Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust6.80-9,016
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hosps NHS Trust7.20-7,806
Scarborough and NE Yorks NHS Trust6.40-4,506
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust7.00-10,115
South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust7.30-8,898
South Warwickshire Gen Hosps NHS Trust7.80-8,783
Southampton University Hosps NHS Trust5.00-11,579
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust6.20-1,189
St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust8.00-21,656
St. Mary's NHS Trust8.10-3,219
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust8.60-30,657
The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust7.90-7,505
The Queen Eliz Hosp King's Lynn NHS Trust5.60-8,499
Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust8.30-3,490
Uni Coll London Hosp NHS Found Trust6.50-4,930
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust5.80-4,913
University Hosps of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust6.80-1,548
Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust8.10-1,845
West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust6.80-448
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust8.40-9,978
West Middlesex University Hosp NHS Trust7.40-3,991
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust5.00-203
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust6.60-7,638
Weston Area Health NHS Trust7.20-5,154
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust7.80-743

Audited summarisation schedules of NHS trusts 2004–05

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Alzheimer's Disease

John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received regarding the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendation to restrict the use of anticholinesterase drugs to patients in the moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease. [58852]

Mr. Byrne: Since the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published its latest Appraisal Consultation Document on the use of Alzheimer's disease drugs" on 23 January 2006, aside from correspondence from members of the public, Ministers have received representations from the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Alzheimer's Society. It is for NICE to consider responses to its consultation.

John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of (a) patients and (b) carers who will be affected by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendation to restrict the use of anticholinesterase drugs to patients in the moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease. [58853]

Mr. Byrne: The information requested is not held centrally.

John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research studies she has received regarding the effects on Alzheimer's disease patients of treatment with anticholinesterase drugs. [58855]

Mr. Byrne: The Department has not received research studies regarding the effects on Alzheimer's disease patients on treatment with anticholinesterase drugs.

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures have been taken to assist carers of patients with advanced Alzheimer's disease ineach London constituency; and if she will make a statement. [60547]

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Mr. Byrne: All carers, including those caring for people with dementia, are entitled to an assessment to determine their needs as carers and eligibility for support. This Government have supported legislation which supports all carers in their caring role. The Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 strengthens the rights of carers to an assessment of their own needs as carers. The Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 introduced new provisions that will ensure that carers are made aware of this right.

The carers grant, worth £185 million in 2005–06 and set at the same level for each of the next two years, provides money for local councils to provide short breaks and services to carers to enable them to continue in their caring role. Carers are also entitled to cash payments for carers' services to enable them to purchase the type of support they require and promote a better quality of life.

At a local level, it is for councils to determine how they support carers in their area depending on local needs and priorities.

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