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Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 16 April 2007]: The Department plans to publish a report on the first 12 months of the reforms once we have full year data. The first year data are likely to be available in June. The report will take into account the main issues discussed by the Implementation Review Group so far.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost was of publishing the Partnership Agreement - An agreement between Department of Health, NHS Employers and NHS Trade Unions published on 28 February. 
Ms Rosie Winterton:
The total cost of publishing the Partnership Agreement - An agreement between
Department of Health, NHS Employers and NHS Trade Unions, published on 28 February, was £1,464.00 plus VAT.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in her Department who participated in (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary staff exit schemes in each year since 1997-98 were paid between (i) £0 to £25,000, (ii) £25,001 to £50,000, (iii) £50,001 to £75,000, (iv) £75,001 to £100,000 and (v) over £100,000; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: For the period prior to the financial year 2005-06, data could be established only at disproportionate cost. A breakdown of sums paid in financial years 2005-06 and 2006-07, specific to the Department, is given in the following tables.
|Number of 2006-07 leavers|
|Number of 2005-06 leavers|
Andy Burnham: NHS Employers and the British Medical Association have submitted proposals to the Government on a new contract for staff grade and associate specialist doctors. In line with the arrangements for all public sector pay proposals, those proposals are currently under consideration by the Public Sector Pay Committee of the Cabinet Office.
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her predecessors statement of 28 September 2004 on the integrated drug treatment scheme for prisons, what funding has been spent in each year since the annual £40 million budget was announced; how many and what percentage of prisoners have received drug treatment via the programme; and whether the March 2008 target for allocating effective treatment services will be met. 
The current years investment in IDTS totals £17 million. This comprises £12 million from the Department and £5 million from the Home Office. This will fund IDTS implementation in 45 prisons, allowing some 24,000 prisoners to receive treatment via the programme by March 2008.
Mr. Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust on future provision of health services for families with under fives previously provided through Surestart funding. 
Andy Burnham: This is a matter for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust (PCT) which has been working productively over the past year with the Cornwall county councils childrens services to ensure that there has been no reduction in service delivery and that there is now a focus on the modernisation of service delivery.
NHS South West confirms that Sure Start funding has enhanced the partnership working at the frontline of service delivery in Cornwall, providing a joint agency contribution to delivering the five Every Child Matters outcomes. The PCT continues to work in partnership with the county council to address the multi-disciplinary needs of children who have used these services in the past and aims to deliver equitable and sustainable services across the whole of the county.
I understand that a review of childrens health services will be announced at the primary care trust board meeting on 30 April 2007 and the hon. Member may wish to engage with the PCT for further information on this matter.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many isolation units were closed in each of the last three years; in which hospitals; what the extent was of the consultation procedure prior to closure in each case; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2007, Official Report, columns 438-40W, on hospitals: waiting lists, what percentage of those waiting for (a) out-patient appointments waited longer than 11 weeks, (b) diagnostic tests waited longer than 13 weeks and (c) in-patient appointments waited longer than 20 weeks in the most recent period for which figures are available; and when her Department expects to receive data relating to March 2007. 
Andy Burnham: At the end of February 2007, 1.8 per cent. of patients waiting for a first out-patient appointment had been waiting longer than 11 weeks; 5.5 per cent. of patients waiting for an in-patient admission had been waiting longer than 20 weeks; and 19.3 per cent. of patients waiting for one of the 15 key diagnostic tests on which monthly data are collected had been waiting more than 13 weeks.
March 2007 in-patient and out-patient data will be published on 4 May 2007. March diagnostic data for the 15 key tests will be published on 16 May 2007. The March census of diagnostic waits, which covers other long wait tests, will be published in July.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting for inpatient treatment as given by the commissioner-based waiting list in each year since March 1994 until the most recent period for which figures are available; and how many patients were waiting (a) over three months, (b) over six months, (c) over nine months and (d) over 12 months in each period. 
|Commissioner based in-patient waiting time information, March 1994 to February 2007|
|Month end March:||Total number waiting||Number waiting over 13 weeks (3 months)||Number waiting over 26 weeks (6 months)||Number waiting over 9 months||Number waiting over 12 months|
Data from April 2006 collected in weekly timebands with 13 weeks corresponding to 3 months and 26 weeks corresponding to 6 months. Data no longer collected on the numbers waiting over 9 or 12 months.
Department of Health QF01 and Monthly Monitoring
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients on inpatient waiting lists were seen within six months in each year since 1990, as given by (a) the Hospital Episodes Statistics database and (b) Korner data. 
It should be noted that Korner data measures the numbers still waiting at the end of a period, while Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) measures the time waited for patients admitted during a year. HES figures do not take into account periods of suspension for medical and social reasons.
The table shows that 90 per cent. of patients admitted during the financial year 2005-06 had waited under six months. The six-month standard was in place from the end of December 2005, and therefore the HES figures for 2005-06 only reflect only one quarter where the standard was in place.
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