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Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much each NHS trust spent on gas bills in each year since 2001; what the average expenditure of NHS trusts was on gas bills in each year; and if she will make a statement; 
Andy Burnham: Information on the amount spent by each national health service trust on gas and electricity, purchased directly from national or regional utility suppliers, in each year since 2001 has been placed in the Library.
|Average cost per trust energy utility|
The NHS purchasing and supply authority who provide advice and guidance on several different options for procuring these supplies purchase
approximately 85 per cent. of gas and electricity for the NHS via centrally negotiated and arranged contracts.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people had been waiting (a) more than six months for in-hospital treatment and (b) more than 13 weeks for an out-patient appointment in each trust area in London in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were waiting for (a) in-hospital treatment and (b) out-patient appointments in each NHS trust area in London in each of the last12 months; and if she will make a statement. 
The Department published the NHS financial performance for the second quarter of 2006-07 on the 9 November 2006. At quarter 2 West
Hertfordshire hospitals national health service trust is forecasting a year end deficit of £11.5 million, this is an improvement of £6.5 million on their year end forecast reported at quarter 1.
In the minority of NHS organisations with deficits, the targets we have set, for example on waiting times and access to cancer treatment are being met. The overall quality of services to patients continues to improve. However, we do not underestimate the tough decisions needed by a minority of organisations to restore financial balance.
Andy Burnham: The Audit Commission published in April 2006 a public interest report on the West Hertfordshire quadrant in the financial year 2005-06. The financial position of West Hertfordshire national health service trust was audited in this process and recommendations made.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time for (i) in-patient and (ii) day case admissions was at York Hospitals NHS Trust in each year since 1997-98. 
|In-patients provider waiting list statistics for the York Hospitals Trust since 1998, day case admissions|
|In-patients waiting for admission by months waiting|
|Quarter ending March:||Total waiting list||0 to less than 3 months||3 to less than 6 months||6 to less than 9 months||9 to less than 12 months||12 to less than 15 months||15 to less than 18 months||18+ months||Median (weeks)|
|Quarter ending March:||Total waiting list||Less than 1 month||1 to <2 months||2 to <3 months||3 to <4 months||4 to <5 months|
|Quarter ending March:||5 to <6 months||6 to <7 months||7 to <8 months||8 to <9 months||9+ months||Median (weeks)|
|Quarter ending September:||Total waiting list||Less than 1 week||1 to <2 weeks||2 to <3 weeks||3 to <4 weeks||4 to <5 weeks||5 to <6 weeks||6 to <7 weeks||7 to <8 weeks|
|Quarter ending September:||8 to <9 weeks||9 to <10 weeks||10 to <11 weeks||23 to <24 weeks||24 to <25 weeks||25 to <26 weeks||26+ weeks||Median (weeks)|
|Quarter ending September:||Total waiting list||11 to <12 weeks||12 to <13 weeks||13 to <14 weeks||14 to <15 weeks||15 to <16 weeks||16 to <17 weeks|
|Quarter ending September:||17 to <18 weeks||18 to <19 weeks||19 to <20 weeks||20 to <21 weeks||21 to <22 weeks||22 to <23 weeks|
|Quarter ending September:||Total waiting list||23 to <24 weeks||24 to <25 weeks||25 to <26 weeks||26+ weeks||Median (weeks)|
1. The format of the collection has changed since 1997 where the time bands were collected in months.
2. Time bands of patients waiting are now collected in weeks.
3. The shortest waiting time is represented by the shortest time band collected and similarly the longest waiting time is represented by the longest time band collected.
Department of Health KH07.
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