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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 160 of his Department's Annual Report 2008, if he will provide a breakdown of the arm's length bodies' budgets in figures 9.18 and 9.19 for each financial year. 
|Centrally managed national health service budgets (Table 9.18)|
|Arms length bodies (ALBs)||2007-08||2008-09|
|Central health and miscellaneous services budget|
|Arms length bodies (ALBs)||2007-08||2008-09|
| Notes: 1. At the time of providing these figures, for the Departmental Report, 2007-08 allocations were still being adjusted and 2008-09 indicative budgets were being issued. The final budgets/allocations for all ALBs may therefore be different. 2. The NHS Purchasing and Supplies Authority is part funded from Department's administration budgets. In 2007-08 the administration funding is not included under the central health budgets line of the Report. The 2008-09 NHS Purchasing and Supplies Authority figure does include the administration funding. 3. In 2008-09 the general and social care council funding, in the report, is shown as being funded from the social services budget rather than from central health budgets, so no funding is shown against central health budgets for that year. 4. In 2008-09 the majority of the National Treatment Agency's funding, in the report, is being shown as coming from the drug misuse budget with only a small element shown against 2008-09 central health budgets.|
5. The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health is closing down in 2008-09.
Mr. Bradshaw: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Watson) on 3 March 2008, Official Report, column 2207WS.
The prevalence of infection with blood-borne viruses (BBVs) in ex- and current injecting drug users in the community is currently used as a proxy for infection rates in prisons. This method is sufficiently robust to ascertain the scope and scale of the problem we face in relation to BBV infection in prisoners.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions to (a) Southend hospital and (b) Basildon hospital that were (i) primarily related to drug misuse and (ii) where drug misuse was a secondary factor there have been in each of the last five years. 
Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) his Department and (b) the Food Standards Agency have held with Consensus Action on Salt and Health in the last two years to discuss dietary salt intake; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: To aid the joint Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Department's goal to reduce average population salt intakes to no more than six grams a day, the FSA has met with Consensus Action on Salt and Health between June 2006-June 2008 to discuss a range of issues including dietary salt.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days a week on average GP surgeries have a practice nurse on site; how many GP surgeries which formerly had practice nurses on site have ceased to have in the last two years; and what proportion of the NHS budget for GP surgeries is ring-fenced for employing practice nurses. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The information requested is not held centrally. However, we do collect data on the numbers of practice nurses in England, which has shown a steady increase in numbers since 1997headcount of 4,471 (24 per cent.); and full time equivalent of 4,472 (44 per cent.)as set out in the following table:
1. More accurate validation in 2006 has resulted 9,858 duplicate records being identified and removed from the non-medical census. (These 9,858 duplicate records, broken down by main staff group, are: 3,370 qualified nurses; 1,818 qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff; 2,719 support to doctors and nurses; 1,562 national health service infrastructure support; and 389 in other areas.)
2. The impact of duplicates on FTE has been minimal with the removal of 507.
3. Funding is not ring-fenced for practice nurses.
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a touring exhibition of photographic portraits of people with hepatitis C which visited three towns in LondonCroydon, Camden and Stratford;
a day of radio interviews with Beach Boy, David Marks, who has had hepatitis C and media doctor/television presenter, Dr. Mark Porter; and
promotion of press and radio features about case studies of real patients affected by hepatitis C, who work with the FaCe It campaign.
|Reporting HIV and AIDS diagnoses in the United Kingdom|
|First diagnosis||30 years||12 months|
|(1). Data adjusted for reporting delay using statistical methods applied to data to the end of December 2007. Notes: 1. Surveillance for AIDS started in 1982, for HIV in 1984. 2. Figures will include some records of the same individuals, which are unmatched because of difference in the information supplied. 3. Numbers for recent years may rise as further reports are received. 4. Data will include many individuals who have been infected with HIV outside the UK, but who have been subsequently diagnosed in the UK. Source: Health Protection Agency.|
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