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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2008, Official Report, column 1360W, on family practitioner services: working hours, what proportion of patients were able to make appointments at their general practitioner practice outside 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday in each quarter for which figures are available since 2000. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Since June 2006, we have estimated the proportion of patients able to make such appointments based on samples of around 1,500 members of the public. These figures are given in the following table:
Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the compliance levels of health care providers with section H of the Code of Practice for Promotion of NHS Services; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Code of Practice for the Promotion of NHS services was a document published for consultation in November 2006. The consultation finished on the 28 February 2007, and we are currently considering the responses to the consultation and will publish a final code shortly. The provisions of this draft promotion code are therefore not currently enforceable, therefore no assessment has been done of the compliance with section H of this code.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the likely changes to the age profile of the population in the next 10 years on the service requirements of the NHS; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department has used population predictions supplied by the Office for National Statistics to inform its policy development. This will support the delivery of high quality health care in areas such as prevention, and better management of long-term conditions to a growing and ageing population.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on (a) general medical services, (b) mental health treatment, (c) drug and alcohol treatment and (d) other health-related expenditure for prisoners in each year from 2002-03 to 2006-07; and how much funding is allocated in each category for 2007-08. 
|Table 1: Expenditure on prison healthcare in England 2002-03 to 2007-08( 1)|
|(1) The figures quoted include amount spend on mental health in-reach services in both publicly and privately managed prisons.|
(2) The figure for 2006-07 also includes an amount to cover the cost of implementing Agenda for Change, backdated to October 2004, for prison healthcare staff who have transferred to the NHS.
Department of Health.
Prison funding used specifically for alcohol treatment is not separated out from overall drug treatment funding. Drug treatment funding allocated to prisons globally over the past six years is shown in table 2. This includes investment from both the Department and the Ministry of Justice, and is in addition to the investment in table 1.
|Table 2: Drug treatment funding allocated to prisons 2002-03 to 2007-08|
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Mr. Bradshaw: The national health service is free to enter into local agreements with independent sector providers and the Department does not collect this information centrally. In terms of contracts centrally procured by the Department's Commercial Directorate, the following contracts between the independent sector and the NHS exist.
|Scheme||Provider||Lead primary care trust (PCT)/local NHS region|
|Scheme||Provider||Lead PCT/Local NHS region|
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