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Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether blood taken from people with haemophilia has been used at any time since 1977 to measure the pathogenic potential of the UK blood supply; and if she will make a statement. 
Caroline Flint: The FRANK drug information campaign was launched in May 2003, providing young people and their families with advice and information about drug misuse. The campaign is administered and funded jointly by the Department, the Home Office and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). The joint total spend across the whole campaign, is shown in the following table.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) consultants, (b) registrars, (c) junior doctors and (d) nurses were employed by Gloucestershire Acute Trust and its predecessor organisations in (i) 1995, (ii) 1998, (iii) 2000, (iv) 2003 and (v) the latest year for which figures are available; and what the full-time equivalent numbers were in each category in each year. 
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 5 February 2007]: The requested data for 1995, 1998 and 2000 are not directly comparable with data available for 2003 and 2005 due to organisational mergers. In 2002, Acute Services from both East Gloucestershire National Health Service Trust and Gloucester Royal NHS Trust merged to form Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust. Mental health and learning disabilities services from East Gloucestershire NHS Trust formed part of Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust, and the remaining community services of East Gloucestershire NHS Trust formed parts of Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Primary Care Trust (PCT), West Gloucestershire PCT and Cotswold and Vale PCT. We have no information on which organisations the remaining services for Gloucester Royal NHS Trust merged with.
Expenditure data are not normally available at a constituency level as this rarely coincides with the boundaries of individual health bodies. Data
at individual health body level are retained for seven years and therefore data for 1996-97 is not now available.
|Expenditure per head (£)|
1. Expenditure by strategic health authority area is taken as the total expenditure of the strategic health authority, predecessor health authorities and primary care trusts within the strategic health authority area.
2. Expenditure shown does not include all NHS expenditure within the area. Expenditure on general dental services and pharmaceutical services accounted for by the Dental Practice Board and Prescription Pricing Authority, respectively, are excluded. This expenditure cannot be included within the figures for the individual health bodies as they are not included in commissioner accounts.
Audited accounts of relevant health authorities 1997-98 to 2001-02 audited summarisation forms of Surrey and Sussex strategic health authority 2002-03 to 2005-06 audited summarisation schedules of relevant primary care trusts 2000-01 to 2005-06 Office for National Statistics unweighted population figures.
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what forecast she has made of the financial positions of (a) Dartford and Gravesend primary care trust (PCT), (b) Medway PCT and (c) West Kent PCT at the end of the 2006-07 financial year. 
Caroline Flint: The table shows the forecast outturn for 2006-07 at month six for Dartford Gravesham and Swanley primary care trust (PCT) and Medway PCT. The figures for West Kent PCT are not yet available.
|Organisation name||2006-07 month six forecast outturn surplus/(deficit)|
NHS financial performance quarter two 2006-07.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The length of time patients wait depends on their clinical priority. Emergency cases need to be seen immediately. Other cases will be treated as quickly as possible. However, this is dependent on the clinical priority of all the remaining patients waiting to be seen. The responsibility for decisions about when urgent cases are treated lies in the hands of clinicians.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on the number of home deliveries for the years 1999-2000 to 2004-05 is shown in the following table. This information is taken from National Health Service Maternity Statistics, England: 2004-05. A copy has been placed in the Library.
|Number of home deliveries1999-2000 to 2004-05|
|Number of home deliveries|
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what major hospital building projects have been approved in the last 12 months, broken down by parliamentary constituency; and if she will make a statement. 
|Schemes which were approved in August 2006 to proceed to the next stage following the private finance initiative review|
|Constituency||National health service trust||Capital value|
|Schemes which had full business cases approved, signed contracts and begun construction|
|Constituency||National health service trust||Capital value|
These are the constituencies principally affected by the scheme, for example, those containing a significant element of new build or refurbishment.
Derek Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued on hospital opening hours over holiday periods; and which community hospitals were open on Christmas day 2006 in Sittingbourne and Sheppey. 
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) early intervention services, (b) crisis resolution services and (c) community development services have been adversely affected by mental health providers having contributed disproportionately to local health authority savings in the 2006-07 financial year; 
(3) what action will be taken against strategic health authorities if they do not (a) provide a satisfactory rationale for disproportionate savings expected of mental health providers, (b) make a satisfactory commitment to reduce the savings expected to be made by mental health providers in 2007-08 by the same amount they have been asked to over-contribute this year and (c) make a satisfactory affirmation of their commitment to deliver their local development plans in mental health for early intervention, crisis resolution and the community development workers; 
(4) what account is taken of (a) inflation and (b) the cost of reinstating services that have been withdrawn or reduced in order to make savings in considering what contribution mental health service providers will be required to make to health authority savings in 2007-08; 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department does not expect any mental health or learning disability service to be asked to contribute more in financial savings or cost improvement plans than any other service in the local health economy, unless that service contributed to the deficit.
A small number of cases of possible disproportionate savings on mental health have been brought to the Department's attention in recent months, which were investigated by the Department's recovery and support unit. In each case investigated, the Department has now established that the savings required of mental health trusts were not disproportionate compared to the rest of the local health economy.
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