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Andy Burnham: Revenue allocations are made to primary care trusts (PCTs) on the basis of the relative needs of their populations. A weighted capitation formula calculates target shares of available resources for each PCT based on the age distribution, additional need and unavoidable geographical variations in the cost of providing services. The 2006-07 allocations have been adjusted to reflect non-recurrently the transitional arrangements for PCTs to support the implementation of payment by results.
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2006, Official Report, column 743W, on NHS Hospital Trusts, if she will set out the figures for fixed costs identifying those that arise in relation to private finance initiative projects. 
Andy Burnham: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 12 July 2005, Official Report, columns 988-89W. The table which has been placed in the Library gives the annual payments by each trust to its private sector partner on private finance initiative schemes which have reached financial close. This table has now been updated to reflect the Barts and London Hospital and the Hull and East Yorkshire private finance initiative schemes reaching financial close since then.
Caroline Flint: Five commercial and organisational models were considered for delivering a national information
technology programme for the national health service before the national programme was launched in its current form. Briefly, these models were to:
Outsource the whole programme, including local implementation arrangements;
Selectively outsource major components, whilst delivering some components at a national level via the NHS Information Authority;
Deliver all major components at a national level, primarily via the NHS Information Authority;
Decentralise the management of NHS information technology to strategic health authorities; and
Continue local implementation - the status quo option.
The options, and the option appraisal process, are described in greater detail in Delivering 21st century IT support for the NHS: national strategic programme, published in June 2002, which is available on the Department's website at www.dh.gov.uk.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student places there are for (a) nursing and (b) community nursing at universities in the Thames Valley strategic health authority area. 
Caroline Flint: Analysis of standard registration population data provided by the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) for 2004-05 shows that there were 2,909 students on pre-registration nurse training courses at Thames Valley University and 790 at Oxford Brookes University. Thames Valley strategic health authority may not have commissioned all of these training places.
Caroline Flint: The data are not available in the exact format requested. The main source of data on the prevalence of obesity is the Health Survey for England (HSE). The sample size of the HSE does not allow figures to be produced to the level of Torbay constituency. We do however hold data by Government Office Region (GOR). Torbay falls under the South West GOR. The latest figures for the obesity prevalence of children in South West GOR are taken from The Health Survey for England 2002.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The number of orthodontists in England is not available centrally as orthodontists are not separately identified within general dental services contracts or personal dental services agreements.
|Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services: Medical staff within the paediatric group of specialties by SHAEngland at 30 September 2005|
|All staff||Of which: Consultant|
|Of which:||Of which:|
|Paediatric group of specialties||Paediatrics||Paediatric cardiology||Paediatric group of specialties||Paediatrics||Paediatric cardiology|
|(1) Denotes zero.|
The information Centre for health and social care medical and dental workforce census
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