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|Retained estateportfolio transfer to English Partnerships in 2005-06 for total sum of £280 million|
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to increase spending for Hartlepool Primary Care Trust (a) to match and (b) to exceed the English average for spending per capita for primary care trusts. 
Andy Burnham: The 2006-07 and 2007-08 revenue allocations made to primary care trusts (PCTs) totalled £135 billion, £64 billion to PCTs in 2006-07 and £70 billion in 2007-08. Over the two years covered by this allocation PCTs will receive an average increase of 19.5 per cent.
Hartlepool PCT received allocations of £131.9 million in 2006-07 and will receive £144.2 million in 2007-08. These represent a cash increase of £23.7 million or 19.7 per cent. over the two years, compared to a national average of 19.5 per cent.
Hartlepool PCT already receives a higher allocation per capita than the average for England. Hartlepool PCT received an unweighted allocation per head of £1,464 in 2006-07 compared to an England average of £1,274. In 2007-08, the PCT will receive an unweighted allocation per head of £1,600 compared to an England average of £1,388.
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 5 February 2007]: This information is shown in the table. The reduction in mental health bed numbers reflects the increasing provision by the national health service in England of treatment for patients with mental health conditions in primary care and community settings, without the need for hospital admissions.
|Average daily number of beds available for acute mental health services in the NHS in England|
Department of Health form KH03
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 5 February 2007]: In the last 20 years, the Department commissioned the National Confidential Inquiry into Homicide and Suicide by People with Mental Illness to produce two reports relating to homicides by people in touch with mental health services. These are Safety First, which was published in 1999, and Safer Services, which was published in 2001. The third report of the National Confidential Inquiry, Avoidable Deaths, was commissioned by the National Patient Safety Agency and published under the auspices of the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester in 2006.
Independent investigation of homicides committed by someone in touch with mental health services were commissioned by the relevant local health authority and are now commissioned by the relevant strategic health authority. Between 1994 and 2005, these were commissioned under Health Service Guideline 94(27). Since June 2005, such investigations have been commissioned in line with revised guidance entitled Independent investigation of adverse events in mental health services. The Department does not routinely collect the reports of such inquires which remain the property of the commissioning authorities.
Mr. Ivan Lewis:
The Department is supporting a range of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) research within the national health service, some of which
receives external funding from charities including the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Research Foundation. On top of this, the Medical Research Council is currently funding two trials into various treatment options for CFS/ME and has also awarded two relevant epidemiological grants.
|Administrative staff costs (excluding non-NHS staff)|
1. Totals include administrative and clerical staff and managers.
2. Data in this format are not available before 1991-92. Totals for 2004-05 and 2005-06 exclude NHS Foundation Trusts as foundation trusts do not provide this level of detail. Figures for 2004-05 and 2005-06 include costs of pension indexation which are not included in previous years.
Annual Financial Returns for Primary Care Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities and NHS Trusts for 1991-92 to 2005-06
Andy Burnham: The following table shows the total national health service expenditure for each year since 1990the outturn position (this is what was spent by the NHS); and Government funding given to the NHS in each year (this is inferred by adding the reported surplus/deficit position for each year to the outturn position).
|NHS total expenditure: England1990-91 to 2005-06, overall NHS surplus/deficit position|
|Overall NHS surplus deficit( 1)||Net NHS expenditure( 2) (estimated outturn in 2005-06)||Government funding given to the NHS calculated by summing outturn to overall NHS surplus deficit position|
|(1) Deficit figures for 1990-91 to 1995-96 are from the relevant published summarised accounts. Deficit figures for 1996-97 to 2004-05 are from audited summarisation schedules.|
(2) Figures are not consistent over the period (1971-72 to 2007-08), therefore it is difficult to make comparisons across different periods.
(3) Expenditure pre 1999-2000 is on a cash basis, however overall NHS surplus/deficit position has been calculated from individual organisation accounts on a resource basis. Therefore, have assumed equivalence between cash and resources for these years.
(4) Deficit excludes £171 million adjustment for change in policy for payment of PDC dividends.
(5) Expenditure figures from 1999-2000 to 2002-03 are on a stage 1 resource budgeting basis.
(6) Expenditure figures from 2003-04 to 2007-08 are on a stage 2 resource budgeting basis.
(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.
(9) Total deficit is provisional and excludes foundation trusts.
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