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NHS and Mental Establishments (Visits)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the (a) mental health and (b) NHS establishments she has visited in the last six months; and on what days she visited them. [61565]

Mr. Byrne: Secretary of State visited the following national health service establishments in the last six months:

NHS Care Records Service

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources have been made available through the National Programme for IT for the NHS Care Records Service. [59719]

Mr. Byrne: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 12 January 2006, Official Report, columns 862–63W.

NHS Chief Executive (Retirement)

Mr. Gauke: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to public funds is of the early retirement of Sir Nigel Crisp, formerly chief executive of the NHS; and if she will make a statement. [61306]

Mr. Byrne: Sir Nigel is retiring on standard compulsory early retirement terms as outlined in the civil service compensation scheme. Details of the scheme can be found on

NHS Expenditure

Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid to management and other non-clinical consultants in (a) 1997–98 and (b) each subsequent year by (i) her Department and (ii) the NHS. [41422]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 16 January 2006]: The total cost of consultants engaged directly by the Department (where in house resources were not available) is shown in the following table.
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Financial yearCost of consultants (£ million)

The Department does not collect information that would allow for an analysis of the type of consultant engaged nor does it have information available for specific years prior to 1999- 2000.

Detailed information about management and other non-clinical consultants engaged on national health service programmes or by NHS bodies are not held centrally.

NHS Finance

Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, (b) Barts and the London NHS Trust, (c) Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) St. Mary's NHS Trust, (e) University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (f) Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, (g) Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Airedale NHS Trust, (i) Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, (k) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (l) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, (m) Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, (n) Medway NHS Trust, (o) Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, (p) Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (r) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (s) West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and (t) Burton Hospitals NHS Trust are paid on the (i)contracted payment mechanism and (ii) national tariff price mechanism. [48087]

Mr. Byrne: In 2005–06, the following national health service trusts are being paid via the payment by results tariff for elective, non-elective, out-patient and accident and emergency activity:

In 2005–06, the following NHS trusts are being paid via the payment by results tariff for elective activity:

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All other activity not covered by the payment by results tariff for all the listed organisations is paid via locally agreed contracts between commissioners and providers.

NHS Legislation

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to bring forward a National Health Service Bill and an NHS (Wales) Bill along the lines of the draft National Health Service Act 2006 and the draft NHS (Wales) Act 2006 published by her Department on 21 February. [57663]

Mr. Byrne: The Department will bring forward a Bill for England and a Bill for Wales and plans to do so prior to the Whitsun recess. These Bills are a consolidation of national health service law. As such, the Lord Chancellor will put them before Parliament.


Ms Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the progress of NHS LIFT schemes in Hull. [61169]

Mr. Byrne: Eastern Hull, and West Hull, Primary Care Trusts are public sector partners in their local LIFT Company—Hull Citycare Limited.

Good progress is being made to support improved and enhanced service delivery to patients linked to wider regeneration across Hull where:

This has been supported by £8.25 million private sector, and £4.18 million public sector, investment to date.

NHS Staff Pay

Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of NHS staff whose pay will not increase between 2005–06 and (a) October 2009 and (b) April 2011 because of the protected pay elements of Agenda for Change". [60476]

Mr. Byrne: Following the review of the early implementer experience in partnership with the national unions, we recognised that the pay of around 7.5 per cent. of staff would need to be protected in the first full year of implementation. This was anticipated to reduce by 2.5 per cent. within the first year. It is not possible to break this figure down further.
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