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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what factors his Department ascribes the increase in the number of people waiting more than four hours in accident and emergency departments indicated in the most recent quarterly figures. 
It is for primary care trusts and strategic health authorities (SHAs) to work with national health service organisations to ensure they are providing an appropriate level of high quality care for patients. SHAs are actively engaged in this and working closely with challenged organisations to address issues that may arise which affect performance. These issues vary depending on local circumstances. All trusts need to be working to this operational standard.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on services for adults with autism by each primary care trust in London in the last five years for which figures are available. 
However, the Government recently announced, through the comprehensive spending review, that local authority funding will increase by £2.6 billion by 2010-11 and national health service funding will increase from £35 billion in 1997-98 to £110 billion in 2010-11. It is for local NHS organisations to best determine how to allocate these funds.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: It is for individual national health service trusts to determine the level of funding available from their general allocations for the medical needs of children with autism, taking into consideration locally identified needs and assessments of individuals.
Better Services for people with an autistic spectrum disorder: A note clarifying current Government policy and describing good practice was published on 16 November 2006. A copy is available in the Library. It clarifies the nature and intent of existing Government policy as it relates to adults with an autistic spectrum disorder.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes for older people were found by the Commission for Social Care Inspection to be in breach of each of the national minimum standards in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: We have been informed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that its inspectors assess the performance of care homes against each national minimum standard (NMS) and rate them on a four point scale. A score of four indicates that a standard has been exceeded. A score of three shows that it has been met. A score of two denotes that the standard was almost met with minor shortfallsthis indicates that one of the numerous sub-sections in the standard has not been completely met. A score of one means the standard has not been met.
|Residential care homes for older peopleperformance against NMS, year ending 31 March 200|
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The total number of homes measured against NMS for older people was 10,565. Not all homes are evaluated against all standards at every inspection. Inspections may be themed and focus on particular aspects of a service.
CSCI NMS data31 March 2007
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