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Ms Rosie Winterton: The national health service ensures the maintenance of adequate staffing levels through local delivery plans. Delivering the NHS Improvement Plan: the Workforce Contribution highlights strategic work force issues, which primary care trusts and strategic health authorities are asked to ensure are considered in their local delivery plans. This includes maintaining adequate staffing levels as well as achieving greater productivity. It is for local hospital trusts to ensure that there are appropriate nursing levels within neonatal units.
Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the proportion of (a) multi-bed and (b) single-bed wards is in new build hospitals (i) constructed since 2000 and (ii) proposed in the next five years. 
The Department collects bed data retrospectively across the existing estate by national health service trust, not by individual hospital. Based on 2005-06
data 74.2 per cent. of beds are in multi bedrooms and 25.8 per cent. in single bedrooms.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) by how much Newham Primary Care Trust was under its weighted capitation target in each financial year between 1997-98 and 2005-06; and by how much she expects it to be under its weighted capitation target in financial year 2006-07; 
Andy Burnham: Revenue allocations were first made to primary care trusts (PCTs) in 2003-04, prior to this funding was allocated to health authorities. The distances from target for Newham PCT for the period 2003-04 to 2007-08 are provided in the table.
|Newham PCTdistances from target (DFT) 2003-04 to 2007-08|
|Distances from target|
The weighted capitation formula calculates a PCTs target share of available resources. Once the target is set by the formula, the speed at which PCTs reach their target is determined by the pace of change policy.
For the 2006 to 2008 revenue allocations, the policy is to move PCTs more quickly towards their target share of funds. In 2003-04, the most under target PCT was 22 per cent. target and by the end of 2007-08, no PCT will be more than 3.5 per cent. below its fair share.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) bed occupancy rates and (b) bed availability numbers for England for (i) all bed types (ii) general and acute beds, (iii) acute beds, (iv) geriatric beds, (v) mental illness beds, (vi) learning disabilities beds and (vii) maternity beds were in each year since 1988. 
|Average daily number of available beds and bed occupancy rates, by sector, England, 1987-88 to 2004-05|
|All specialties (excluding day only)available||All specialties (excluding day only)occupied||All specialties (excluding day only) occupancy rate (percentage)||General and acute available||General and acute occupied||General and acute occupancy rate (percentage)|
|Acute available||Acute occupancy rate (percentage)||Geriatric available|
Department of Health form KH03
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