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Richmond and Twickenham (New health and social care centreTeddington Memorial Hospital)
Calderdale and Kirklees (Redevelopment of SitesHuddersfield)
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the group tasked with the review of general medical services funding to report on its findings and recommendations. 
Andy Burnham: The report of the general medical services global sum formula review group, which contains a number of recommendations on changes to the current formula, is now available. The report is currently out for consultation until 11 May. A copy of the report has been placed in the Library.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) total expenditure on enhanced services under the General Medical Services contract and (b) the total primary care trust enhanced services expenditure floor was expected to be in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07; what actual expenditure on enhanced services was in 2005-06; and what expenditure on enhanced services she expects in 2006-07. 
Andy Burnham: Total expenditure on enhanced services under the new general medical services contract (over the period 2004-05 to 2006-07) is estimated to be £2,067 million.
In 2005-06, the total primary care trust (PCT) enhanced services floor was £676 million. For 2006-07, it was agreed with the British Medical Associations General Practitioner Committee that enhanced services floors would be frozen at 2005-06 levels.
The overall level of investment by PCTs in 2005-06 is £655 million (based on their audited annual accounts). Forecasts received from PCTs for 2006-07 indicates an overall spend on enhanced services of £824 million.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to launch the £50 million advertising campaign to tackle sexually transmitted infections announced on 26 November 2004. 
Caroline Flint: The Departments new adult sexual health campaign, Condom Essential Wear, was launched in November 2006. Approximately £6 million was spent on the campaign in the last financial year on a combination of TV, cinema, radio, press and digital advertising backed by extensive public relations, partnership marketing and the creation of two bespoke websites.
Funding for the campaign, which targets some of the hardest to reach young people who are at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection, has been agreed at £4 million for the financial year 2007-08. It is too early to say what the funding levels will be for 2008-09.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the potential impact on young people of the proposed changes to funding for drug and alcohol action teams. 
Mr. Coaker: I have been asked to reply.
Drug use among young people is assessed through the Schools Survey and British Crime Survey. Class A drug use is stable and there have been significant reductions in frequent use of any drug by young people. The Government are making £55 million available in 2007-08 to support prevention, early intervention and treatment services for young people experiencing problems with drugs to be used alongside mainstream funding.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Prime Minister if he will review the operation of the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925. 
The Prime Minister: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker) on 26 January 2006, Official Report, column 2271W.
David Simpson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last three years. 
The Deputy Prime Minister: All the paper used in my Office since its establishment in May 2006 has been from 100 per cent. recycled sources.
Bob Russell: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many questions tabled by hon. and right hon. Members to his Department for oral answer have been transferred to other departments since May 2005. 
The Deputy Prime Minister: No oral questions have been transferred to other departments since the establishment of my Office in May 2006.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Minister without Portfolio what responsibilities she has for (a) the Agency Workers Directive and (b) other EU legislation. 
The Minister without Portfolio: As part of my cross-cutting ministerial role, I am involved in the consideration of specific policy issues as appropriate.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Minister without Portfolio for what purpose she visited the European Parliament on 11 April. 
The Minister without Portfolio: I visited Brussels on 10 April to undertake meetings on the Agency Workers Directive. My visit to the European Parliament on 11 April was not made in my ministerial capacity.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many pages of new primary legislation were enacted in each year since 1997. 
Hilary Armstrong: Statistical information on the number of pages of legislation broken down on a calendar year basis can be found in Standard Note SN/SG/2911 Acts and Statutory Instruments: Volume of UK legislation 1950 to 2006 and is available in the Library for the reference of Members. It can also be obtained on line at:
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2007, Official Report, column 1349W, on primary care trusts (PCTs), what the reasons were for the selection of each PCT visited last year; which Ministers have received copies of the resulting reports; and to whom copies of these reports were circulated. 
Hilary Armstrong: Within the last year, the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit (PMDU) has carried out eight reviews on different governmental delivery and reform priorities, which involved visits to 35 primary care trusts (PCTs). For each review a number of sites were chosen to ask front line staff about their experience of delivery and the issues they face. The sites were chosen on the basis of a PCTs characteristics (e.g. urban or rural populations) and local circumstances.
The final reports that were produced following each of these reviews were developed jointly with the Department of Health, and act as confidential advice to the Prime Minister, Department of Health Ministers and Secretary of State. Each report was circulated by the PMDU to the Prime Minister. In addition, the Department of Health lead official for each review also circulated the report to relevant senior officials within the Department of Health and to relevant Ministers and/or Secretary of State.
Only one of the eight reviews involved three Government Departments, and as such was therefore shared with the senior officials, and Ministers/Secretaries of State, as appropriate from the Department of Health, Department for Education and Skills, and the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2007, Official Report, column 355W, on training: Treasury, which Ministers attended each listed course. 
Hilary Armstrong: I refer the hon. Member to the letter sent to him by the National School of Governments principal and chief executive on 15 March 2007 which sets out detailed information on the number of Ministers participating in the learning and development provided by the National School. A copy of the letter is available in the Library for the reference of Members. It would not be appropriate to release the more detailed information you requested.
Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding and resources (a) were committed in each of the last three financial years and (b) are pledged for each of the next three financial years for the global conflict prevention pool, broken down by regional pool. 
Dr. Howells: I have been asked to reply.
The 2004 comprehensive spending round settlement allocated a baseline figure of £74 million each financial year (FY) for the global conflict prevention pool (GCPP) for FY 2004-05 to FY 2007-08. The following table illustrates how funds were allocated to each of the GCPP strategies in each FY. Overall allocation totals each year do not amount to the baseline settlement figure as the pool has a reserve for unplanned activity,
carried forward from in-year underspend under Government accounting rules.
The table also includes figures for the current financial year.
|(1) Includes a £7 million in-year uplift from the reserve. (2) Includes a £3.7 million in-year uplift from the reserve|
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