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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 328W, on hospital building, if she will republish the data with the threshold value defined as (a) £25 million and (b) £50 million at 2006-07 prices. 
Andy Burnham: A copy of the full list of operational hospital building projects given the go-ahead since January 1980 with values over £29.7 million has been placed in the Library. In line with the recent uplift of the £50 million threshold to a 2006-07 price basis of £58.6 million, the value of a £25 million scheme in 1999-2000 is today worth £29.7 million.
Mr. Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) availability component of the unitary charge and (b) capital charges were as a proportion of total hospital expenditure in each hospital in each of the last three years. 
Andy Burnham: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 384W, with regard to the availability component of the unitary charge. The table placed in the Library gives details of unitary payments for each private finance initiative scheme which has become operational over the last five years (the table shows what the percentage of these payments are against the trusts' annual turnover as opposed to expenditure). Unitary payments include the costs for hard and soft facilities management services as well as for construction and financing. It is not possible to separately identify costs attributable only to the non-services element of the contract, as the availability component includes costs attributable to providing hard facilities management services.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of the average amount spent on hospital food per patient per day in 2005-06; and whether a central assessment has been made of variation in spending in each region; 
No central assessment is made of spending on main meals in different regions. However, performance indicators on this and related areas are available to all trusts through the estates return information collection system to support local monitoring and decision-making.
Data on untouched meals form part of a wider question on untouched/unserved meals. This includes food delivered to the ward and not served, for example because a patient has gone home, as well as that served but not eaten. For 2005-06, the percentage of untouched/unserved meals was 10.14 per cent.
Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of research on the possible link between the level of patient harm and negative health-care outcomes and the number of beds in wards. 
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will ensure that the next edition of Choosing Your Hospital for the West and Central Cornwall primary care trusts includes full descriptions of each of the three hospitals within the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust including their records for cases of (a) MRSA and (b) inpatient waits. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: It is expected that the next edition of the Choosing Your Hospital booklet will include descriptions of each hospital within a hospital trust as well as performance indicators. The performance indicators in the booklet are likely to include information on meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia reports and waiting times. Performance indicators will be based on Healthcare Commission information.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will ensure that all those due for
immunisation receive that immunisation in the next two months. 
|When to immunise||What is given||How it is given|
Colin Burgon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of NHS operations were carried out by the independent sector in each of the last three financial years; and what percentage of NHS operations are expected to be carried out by the independent sector in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2009. 
Andy Burnham: Information is not collected centrally on the percentage of national health service operations carried out in the independent sector. Information on elective admissions is collected. The percentage of NHS elective admissions carried out by the independent sector was 1 per cent in 2003-04, 1.5 per cent in 2004-05 and 1.8 per cent in 2005-06.
The infant mortality health inequalities public service agreement target is by 2010 to reduce by 10 per cent. the gap between routine and manual groups, as defined by Office for National Statistics, and the rest of the population. Currently, the gap is 19 per cent. The latest data show no change in the gap between these groups and the rest of the population, 2002-04, compared with the data for the previous year, 2001-03, which were set out in Tackling
Health InequalitiesA Status Report on the Programme for Action, published last August.
We are undertaking a review of this target to help sharpen local delivery of services to these groups with a strong focus on key interventions to prevent avoidable infant mortality. This will help contribute to meeting the target by narrowing the gap between these groups and the rest of the population, and build a long-term sustainable reduction in health inequalities. The results of the review will be published in due course.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the take-up rate for influenza vaccinations was in each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust in London in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement. 
|Strategic health authority (SHA)||Primary care trust (PCT)||Percentage uptake 2005-06 those aged 65 and over||Percentage uptake 2005-06 in those aged 6 month to under 65|
|(1) No data submitted|
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