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Andy Burnham: The information requested is only available at trust level. The information in the following table details hospital waiting times for first out-patient attendance for the cardiology specialty at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. The information is based on patients not yet seen at the end of the quarter ending 30 June 2006 who have been waiting after a general practitioner referral.
|Waiting times in weeks||Cardiology|
| Source: Department of Health QM08.|
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time that patients waited to be treated in the accident and emergency department of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton was in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Andy Burnham: The Department does not collect data at individual hospital level. For quarter one 2006-07, 97.8 per cent. of patients that attended all types of accident and emergency department at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals National Health Service Trust were admitted, transferred or discharged in under four hours.
Andy Burnham: The information requested is only available at trust level. The information in the table details the hospital waiting times for first out-patient attendance for paediatrics specialties and dermatology specialty at the Brighton and Sussex University hospitals national health service trust for 2004-05. This information is based on patients not yet seen at the end of the quarter ending 30 June 2006 who have been waiting after a general practitioner referral.
|Waiting times in weeks||Paediatric dentistry||Paediatric surgery||Paediatrics||Dermatology|
| Source: Department of Health QM08|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the publication of the consultation paper on Smoke-Free Premises and Vehicles, whether local authorities will be compensated under the New Burdens Principle for increased litter removal costs. 
Caroline Flint: The smoke-free provisions within the Health Act 2006 will see virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces become smoke-free. In the Choosing Health White Paper, the Government committed to the New Burdens Doctrine to fund local authorities for work in support of the implementation of initiatives within the White Paper, including the enforcement of smoke-free legislation.
The Department is currently in discussions with the Local Government Association on funding for local authorities to enforce smoke-free legislation. The Department does not intend to stipulate exactly how local authorities should use funding that will be provided.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what forecast she has made of the out-turn against planned expenditure of the NHS South East Coast strategic health authority at the end of financial year 2006-07. 
Andy Burnham: National health service organisations have a statutory duty to deliver a balanced budget and the responsibility for ensuring that this happens rests with NHS South East Coast. The 2006-07 quarter 1 forecast out-turn position for the total SHA economy for the NHS South East Coast shows a deficit of £94 million.
Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the most common reason for (a) out-patient and (b) in-patient admissions to Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport was in each of the last three years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information is not available in the format requested. Information for the Stockport national health service foundation trust relating to the most common cause of in-patient admissions for the three most recent years where figures are available has been set out as follows:
2003-04liveborn infants according to place of birth
Finished admission episodes
A finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data, i.e. the data are ungrossed.
Diagnosis (primary diagnosis)
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