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Andy Burnham: The information requested is not collected centrally. Central Lancashire primary care trust advise that there are no general practitioner practices in West Lancashire that have closed lists.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she published the conclusions of the review announced in paragraph 3.34 of the Health White Paper Our Health, Our Care, Our Say; and if she will place a copy in the Library. 
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Departments guidance on the application of the statutory definition of children in need includes children affected by alcohol misuse. 
Children are defined as in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 if they are unlikely to achieve or maintain a reasonable level of health or development, or their health or development would be significantly impaired, without the provision of services by the local authority with childrens services responsibility.
The Governments guidance, A Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (2000) provides guidance on undertaking assessments to support professional judgments about how to help children and families in the best interests of the child. Circumstances such as the misuse of alcohol by a child or by others within the childs family would be among the factors taken into account when carrying out such an assessment.
Mr. Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what statutory obligations govern the co-ordination of service delivery between local primary care trusts and local authority delivered social services; 
(2) what guidance is given to primary care trusts and local authority controlled social services serving the same geographical and administrative area on the co-ordination of their service delivery. 
Section 82 of the NHS Act 2006 (which is derived from section 22 of the NHS Act 1977) provides that defined NHS bodies and local authorities must co-operate in order to secure and advance the health and welfare of the peoples of England and Wales;
Sections 26 to 32 of the Health Act 1999 which created a new duty of co-operation within the NHS and extend the duty between NHS bodies and local authorities;
Section 45 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (now section 77 of the NHS Act 2006) provides for the designation of primary care trusts (PCTs) and NHS trusts as care trusts in cases where they have local authority health-related functions delegated to them by agreement;
Section 10 of the Children Act 2004 which created a statutory framework for local co-operation between local authorities, key partner agencies (relevant partners) and other relevant bodies (other bodies or persons), including the voluntary and community sector, in order to improve the well-being of children in the area; and
Section 4 of the Childcare Act 2006 which creates a reciprocal duty between the local authority and relevant partners in the NHS and Jobcentre Plus to work together in delivering integrated early childhood services to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities in achievement.
The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill includes provisions to enhance local partnership working and strengthen the role of local area agreements (LAAs). LAAs will form the central delivery contract between local government and its partners. The provisions in the Bill include: a new duty on upper tier local authorities and authorities with upper tier responsibilities to produce a LAA in consultation with other local partners; a new duty on named partners and the local authority to co-operate with each other to agree the targets within the LAA, and to have regard to those targets; and a new duty on local authorities and PCTs to develop a joint strategic needs assessment of the health and social care needs of their local population, the findings of the which will feed into the sustainable community strategy and subsequently the targets in the LAA.
Guidance on the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill, including the provisions on partnership working between local authorities and the NHS, will be issued by Communities and Local Government when the Bill receives Royal Assent.
Mr. Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost of bed blocking to Cumbria primary care trust and its predecessor primary care trusts in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement. 
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the incidence of patients who having been discharged were subsequently re-admitted for the same complaint within (a) one week, (b) two weeks, (c) one month, (d) two months, (e) three months, (f) four months, (g) five months and (h) six months; and if she will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham: The information requested is not collected in the format requested. However, the Department does collect information on emergency re-admissions and this information can be accessed on the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development website at:
Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to use (a) epidemiological data and (b) other research evidence in the further development of the Pan London 3 Year Treatment Information Initiative Commissioning Intentions 2007-2010; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The £1 million support to carers' organisations that was announced as part of the package on the consultation on the New Deal for Carers is to be made available to national organisations who provide direct support to carers generally and who have a high profile and regard in the field. They will be organisations who have provided close support to the Government in the development of the New Deal for Carers which was formally launched by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 23 February this year.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the performance of NHS walk-in centres at (a) Royal Surrey County Hospital, (b) Surrey Primary Care Trust and (c) in England; and if she will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham: National health service walk-in centres are local services which are commissioned or provided by primary care trusts (PCTs). The White Paper Our Health, Our Care, Our Say strongly endorsed such centres as they contribute significantly to improving access to services for many people. Performance management of an individual centre is, however, a matter for the responsible PCT.
Caroline Flint: The Department has received the report of the Office of Fair Trading's market study of the pharmaceutical price regulation scheme and will consider its findings on this matter before we finally decide upon what action to take concerning branded generic medicines.
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