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Mr. Skinner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will agree to a review of the effectiveness of the remit and scope of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence investigations; and if she will make a statement. 
As part of NICEs normal business, its technology appraisal process and methodology is subject to periodic review which includes a public consultation. NICEs appraisal process was last subject to such a review in 2003-04, and I understand that NICE will be undertaking a further scheduled review next year including a public consultation stage.
|NHS total expenditure, England, 1975-76 to 2005-06|
|Net NHS expenditure( 1)||Net NHS expenditure real terms( 2)|
|(1) Figures are not consistent over the period (1975-76 to 2005-06), therefore it is not appropriate to make comparisons across different periods. (2) Gross domestic product deflator as at 27 September 2006. (3) Expenditure pre 1999-2000 is on a cash basis. (4) Expenditure figures from 1999-2000 to 2002-03 are on a stage 1 resource budgeting basis. (5) Expenditure figures from 2003-04 to 2005-06 are on a stage 2 resource budgeting basis. (6) The resource budgeting stage 2 expenditure figures shown for 2004-05 to 2005-06 are consistent with table 3.4 of the 2006 Departmental Report. (7) Figures from 2003-04 include a technical adjustment for trust depreciation. (8) Includes a technical adjustment in 2004-05 for provisions of £1,497 million. Note: Total Expenditure includes capital and revenue expenditure.|
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the investigation into the NHS IT failure in which systems at hospitals in the West Midlands and North West crashed in July 2006 is expected to report. 
Caroline Flint: A root cause analysis has been conducted of the circumstances leading to the power outage at the CSC data storage centre on Sunday 30 July 2006. Extensive details of its findings have been published on the NHS Connecting for Health website at:
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was allocated to Northamptonshire Heartlands Primary Care Trust under the capitation formula in each of the last 10 years; how much was made available to the Trust in each year; and what the equivalent figures are estimated to be for 2006-07. 
Andy Burnham: The information requested is not available in the format required. Revenue allocations were first made to primary care trusts (PCTs) in 2003-04. Prior to this, allocations were made directly to health authorities on an annual basis. It is therefore not possible to show allocations at PCT level before 2003-04.
|Table 1: 2003-04 to 2005-06 PCT revenue allocationsNorthamptonshire Heartlands PCT|
|Table 2: 2006-07 to 2007-08 PCT revenue allocationsNorthamptonshire Heartlands PCT|
The amount made available through parliamentary funding, which represents the cash received for the year from the parliamentary vote, to Northamptonshire Heartlands PCT each year from 2002-03 to 2004-05, which is the latest year currently available, are as follows:
|Parliamentary funding amount|
These figures are from the audited summarisation schedules.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: On 13 September 2005, the Government announced the establishment of a £20 million initiative to speed up the development of new medical treatments for dementia and neurodegenerative disease. The dementias and neurodegenerative disease research network is led by teams from University College London and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Defining the palliative care needs of people with late stage Parkinsons disease;
Multiple system atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy;
Needs and experiences of services by individuals with progressive neurological condition and their carers;
A benchmarking study;
Integrated services for people with long term neurological conditions; and
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