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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2007, Official Report, column 1383W, on Conal Timoney, from which company Mr. Timoneys services are being contracted; what the value is of that contract; and what Mr. Timoneys salary is. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Mr. Timoney is no longer a contractor with the Department. He is engaged for the Department via a short-term national health service contract. The Department does not comment on employment terms negotiated with the NHS.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional community-based services have been commissioned for people suffering dementia-related illnesses in Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2006. 
It is for primary care trusts to commission services for their local populations and to work with the local health community and other stakeholders to plan, develop and improve health services to meet the needs of the community, including people suffering dementia-related illnesses.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2007, Official Report, columns 156-7W, on dental services, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that units of dental activity which were commissioned in 2006-07 but not provided by 1 April 2007 are provided by primary care trusts in 2007-08. 
Ann Keen: The Department has provided guidance for primary care trusts on managing under-delivery of commissioned services in the document Primary care dental contracts: Advice on managing end-year issues . Copies have been placed in the Library and are available at
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what value of dental services were commissioned, expressed as units of dental activity, in (a) the test year of 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005 and (b) the financial year immediately preceding the implementation of the new general dental services contract. 
Ann Keen: Prior to April 2006, dentists providing general dental services were not subject to commissioning arrangements by primary care trusts (PCTs). Personal dental services pilot schemes were commissioned by PCTs but units of dental activity were not then available as a contract currency for setting or measuring levels of dental activity.
Ann Keen: Guidance to primary care trusts on national health service orthodontic assessments and the index of orthodontic treatment need is set out in the document Strategic Commissioning of Primary Care Orthodontic Services, copies of which are placed in the Library and are also available at
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale, (b) the Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust area, (c) the North West Region and (d) England are registered with an NHS dentist. 
The closest equivalent measure to registration is the number of patients receiving NHS dental services (patients seen) in a given area over a 12-month period, expressed as a percentage, of the estimated population for that area. However, this is not directly comparable to the registration data for earlier years.
The numbers of patients seen as a per cent, of the population in the 24 month periods ending 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December 2006 and 31 March 2007 are available in Table F2 of Annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics for England Q4: 31 March 2007 report. Information is available at strategic health authority and primary care trust (PCT) area in England.
Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 235W, on Departments: contracts, how much was spent on contracts awarded to external suppliers by public bodies sponsored by his Department in each year since 2001. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department does not regularly collect data on contracts awarded to external suppliers by public bodies sponsored by the Department, including their spend. I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 235W.
Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how his Department monitors contracts issued by public bodies reporting to his Department, with particular reference to the terms and conditions applied to their workforce. 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2007, Official Report, columns 1383-5W, on departments: contracts, what contractual advantage service category 27 delivered over service category 11. 
Mr. Bradshaw: In terms of the procurement of the Framework for procuring External Support for Commissioners, there is no contractual advantage to the Department arising from the use of service category 27 over service category 11.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what disposals his Department made of land in Hampshire in each year since 1997; and whether he required any of the land to be used for social housing. 
It is the responsibility of local planning authorities to identify and release land for housing as part of the planning process. This means that the requirement for the provision of social housing will need to be negotiated and agreed with the local planning authority. The Government have implemented a number of initiatives to assist with land supply for housing. A register of surplus public sector land held by central Government bodies has been established. English Partnerships reviews the sites on the register to identify those which could have the potential for housing development. As at June 2007, there were over 700 sites on the register. Sites are continually being added as they are identified as surplus by landowners and removed once expressions of interest are received after a site has been marketed.
The Department for Communities and Local Government and English Partnerships also maintain the national land use database of previously developed land (NLUD-PDL). This covers vacant and derelict land and also land in use with potential for development in public and private ownerships. Information on the sites is available from the NLUD website
In addition, English Partnerships is developing the National Brownfield Strategy which will provide a coherent vision for the future development of brownfield land to underpin national, regional and local development aspirations. The strategy will help our target for building new homes on brownfield land thereby reducing pressures on the greenbelt.
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18 Acts of Parliament introduced by the Department since 1997 include some sections and schedules now repealed, details as follows. Many of these were repealed as a consequence of the National Health Service Act 2006 (c.41) which consolidated much of the previous health legislation.
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