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The Department has also taken separate steps to support stroke research. The Departments National Institute for Health Research is investing £20 million over five years in the United Kingdom Stroke Research Network set up in 2005. The Network is supporting clinical trials and other well designed studies conducted by public and private sector funders.
More broadly, over the last ten years, the main part of the Departments total expenditure on health research has been devolved to and managed by national health service organisations. Details of individual NHS supported research projects are available on the national research register at www.dh.gov.uk/research.
Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of admitted pathways in (a) gastroenterology, (b) cardiology and (c) neurosurgery (i) at the university hospital of North Staffordshire and (ii) in England were completed. 
|Referral to treatment (RTT) times for university hospital of North Staffordshire NHS trust and England, March 2007|
|Admitted pathwayspercentage completed within 18 weeks|
|Treatment function||University hospital of North Staffordshire NHS trust||England (commissioner based)|
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency patients were treated at the Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years; and how many of them were subsequently admitted to hospital. 
|Attendances at and admissions via A&E departments at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals National Health Service Trust, 2006-07|
|Quarter||A&E Attendances||Admissions via A&E|
| Source: Department of Health dataset QMAE.|
|Attendances at and admissions via A&E departments at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, 2002-03 to 2006-07|
|A&E Attendances||Admissions via A&E|
| Note: Latest available data are for Q4 2006-07. Source: Department of Health dataset QMAE.|
Andy Burnham: The information requested is not collected centrally. National health service organisations will have their own locally determined policy on how to provide health care in times of increased demand.
Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the £20 million extra capital expenditure on new position emission tomography and computed tomography facilities announced on 12 October 2005 to come on stream in clinical practice. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department does not routinely collect information on the number, location and operational status of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners or computed tomography (CT) scanners.
The £20 million additional capital expenditure is being made available to strategic health authorities (SHAs) in the financial years 2006-08, through the national health service bundle. It will be for SHAs to decide how best to use this money to meet the needs of its population for PET-CT services.
Derek Conway: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS care trusts in London have provided the BCG vaccination to all children following the July 2005 issue of the Chief Medical Officers Directive on national BCG vaccinations; and what the incidence of tuberculosis was in each trust area in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Caroline Flint: On 6 July 2005 the Chief Medical Officer announced that the Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) Vaccination programme would change to a targeted risk based programme. Data on the number of children offered BCG by primary care trust is not held centrally, although the number of children receiving BCG vaccine is collected by the Information Centre and published in the booklet NHS Immunisation Statistics, England 2005-06, a copy of which is available in the Library.
|Primary care trust name||Mean rate (per 100,000)*|
Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance, Office for National Statistics mid-year population estimates.
Ms Dari Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the take-up was of (a) measles, mumps and rubella, (b) pneumococcal and (c) menc vaccines in each of the last five years; and what assessment she has made of the impact of the take-up rate of each on the incidence of preventable disease and death. 
Caroline Flint: Information about the uptake of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and meningitis C vaccines, along with other childhood immunisations, is published annually in the Departments statistical bulletins. The latest bulletin, NHS Immunisation Statistics, England: 2005-06, has been placed in the Library and on the Department's website at:
The impact of vaccination on diseases has been immense. Before vaccination was introduced, there used to be over 500,000 cases of measles in some years. In recent years, the number of cases has been under 1,000. I would like to see the rise in MMR uptake to continue so that the number of cases of this serious but preventable disease decline significantly.
The impact of the pneumococcal vaccination programme is already being seen through disease surveillance carried out on our behalf by the Health Protection Agency. The number of cases of serious pneumococcal infection caused by the strains of bacteria that the vaccine protects against is already declining in young children.
Mr. Ivan Lewis:
Funding through the Opportunities for Volunteering Scheme (OFV) and the section 64 General Scheme of Grants has not changed. We are about to start a strategic funding and investment review into the Departments funding of the Third
Sector. This will cover the Departments primary third sector funding streamsS64 and OFVas well as contracts and grants across the range of departmental programmes.
The aim is to develop a framework for more coherent investment in the sector by the Department that transforms current piecemeal arrangements into a strategic portfolio of investments to support the Department in meeting its objectives more effectively. This will include examination of the potential for reforming the OFV scheme following its 25 years of operation.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been spent on preparing West Sussex primary care trusts Fit for the Future consultation exercise; and how much more is budgeted. 
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget is for West Sussex Primary Care Trust in the current year; and what its anticipated budget is in each of the next two years. 
Caroline Flint: West Sussex Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT) received revenue allocations of £952.5 million in 2006-07 and £1,034.0 million in 2007-08. These represent a cash increase of £155.4 million or 17.7 per cent. over the two years, compared with a national average of 19.5 per cent. West Sussex Teaching PCT will be 2.4 per cent. over target by 2007-08.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been employed by West Sussex Primary Care Trust and its predecessor organisations in each of the last five years expressed as (a) full-time equivalent and (b) headcount. 
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