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Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information is provided for (a) boys and (b) girls aged between 13 and 15 on the services provided by NHS community contraception clinics. 
Dawn Primarolo: The recommended standards for sexual health services advise that primary care trusts (PCTs) should ensure information about local sexual health service provision is readily available to enable people to access appropriate services. It also states that PCTs should target specific population groups who are less well serviced by, or find it more difficult to access existing provision. Specific service provision will be based on local need but should include services for young people.
In addition, sex and relationships education guidance from the Department for Children, Schools and Families recommends that young people should be given information on where they can access local contraceptive advice services. In order to achieve healthy school status arrangements must be in place to refer students to specialist services that can provide advice on contraception including community contraceptive services.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2007, Official Report, column 996W, on departmental expenditure, what written guidance documents were provided by the finance directorate; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the note entitled Financial Planning and CSR2007. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to paragraph 6.2 of his Departments resource accounts for 2006-07, on which local authority schemes there was slippage; and for each such scheme what costs arose from such slippage. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The information is not collected centrally. It is for strategic health authorities working with national health service organisations in their economy, to agree and monitor detailed plans for both revenue and capital investment with local authorities.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to paragraph 6.4 of his Departments resource accounts for 2006-07, for what reasons his Department underspent its non-cash budget by £490 million. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The £490 million non-cash underspend relates to non-cash resources held in the departmental unallocated provision. This was set aside to cover unplanned non-cash expenditure but was not needed during 2006-07.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to paragraph 4.34 of the NHS in Englands Operating Framework for 2008-09, if he will break down the £5,859 million from central budgets to be devolved to strategic health authorities. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The allocation of the 2008-09 strategic health authorities (SHAs) bundle of central budgets to be devolved to SHAs for their local management is currently being finalised, taking account of views from SHA representatives, but will provisionally include funding to support the following areas:
PMEDs: Personal Administration Costs for Non Dispensing Doctors
Securing Recombinant Clotting Factors
Training and Co-ordination for End of Life Care
Cancer Network Support
Genetics White Paper services
Executive Leadership Development
High Security Infectious Disease Units
National Artificial Eye Service
London Ambulance Service
National Intensive Care Bed Register
Choose and Book Appointments Line
Student Bursaries/Multi-professional education and training (MPET)/MPET levy
Getting Ahead of the Curve Public Health Laboratory Service
High Cost Area Adjustment
National Screening ProgrammesPilots and Quality Management.
Cancer Related Training including Endoscopy
Training and Co-ordination for End of Life Care
Cancer Peer Review
National Cancer Programme - central support
National Cancer Screening Management
Primary Care Trust Commissioning Development and Fitness for Purpose Programme
Mental Health Choice and Inclusion
Care Services Improvement Partnership
Mental Capacity Act
New General Medical Services Contract fees for Dispensing Doctors
Local Pharmaceutical Services
Clinical Excellence Awards
Community and Prison Drug Treatment
Prison healthcare payments to Home Office
Dangerous People with Severe Personality Disorders
Independent Sector Treatment Centres
NHS Direct non contestable core services
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for which regulators and inspectorates his Department has had responsibility in each year since 1997; what the budget was of each such body in each year; and what the cost to the public purse was of any restructuring of each such body in each year. 
Mr. Bradshaw: A further grant to Developing Patient Partnerships was agreed on the condition that it worked towards self-sufficiency by increasing its subscriber base. There are therefore no plans to provide any further support for Developing Patient Partnerships beyond its current Section 64 grant arrangements that end in March 2008.
We understand that a project looking at direct referral from opticians to ophthalmology is under way in the Barnet Primary Care Trust (PCT) area. The project is looking at how and when Barnet PCT can implement direct referral.
However, we understand that Healthcare Commission wrote to Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals NHS trust regarding problems with the installation of its patient administration system. We have been assured that the problems have now been resolved.
Mr. Bradshaw: The latest year for which data broken down by patient eligibility type are available is 2005-06. During the year ending 31 March 2006, there were 68,633 sight tests paid for by the national health service in Barnet primary care trust (PCT), of which 24,121 were for persons aged 60 or over.
During the year ending 31 March 2007, there were a total of 70,226 sight tests paid for by the NHS in Barnet PCT. Reliable information broken down by patient eligibility type is not currently available. Information is not available at constituency level.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that the proposed 100 new general practitioner practices in the 25 per cent. of primary care trusts with the poorest primary care provision have a remit to prevent as well as treat disease. 
Mr. Bradshaw: It will be for primary care trusts to determine the precise nature of their service specifications to meet local need. However, the Department has asked that they reflect a strong focus on preventing ill health by reaching out to those communities who need it most and may not readily seek care.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) highest number of patients registered with a GP in Barnet was (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the most recent date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows patients registered with a practice, rather than a specific general practitioner (GP) within a practice in Barnet in 1997 and 2006.
|Selected statistics for selected area as at 1997 and 2006|
|Barnet health authority, 1997||Barnet primary care trust, 2006|
|(1) General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes GP providers and GP others data as at 1 October 1997, 30 September 2006.|
(2) GP census collects the number of patients who are registered to a practice rather than a specific GP, therefore it is not possible to ascertain individual GP list sizes.
The Information Centre for health and social care General and Personal Medical Services Statistics.
Mr. Bradshaw: This information is not collected centrally. However, the latest figures from the Departments quarterly access to primary care survey show that 9 per cent. of patients say they are able to make appointments at their general practitioner practice outside 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
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