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|Table 2: 2008-09 planned disposals of departmental property to third parties|
|Properties sold or expected to be sold to third parties||Location||Asset value (£000)||Sale price (£000)|
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid in bonuses to staff in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2006-07; and for each year (i) how many staff received bonuses, (ii) what the highest amount paid to any individual was and (iii) what the average bonus was; and how many staff received bonuses above (A) £1,000, (B) £5,000, (C) 10,000 and (D) £20,000. 
Special bonuses can be awarded to any member of staff in recognition of work beyond their normal range of duties. Annual bonuses are paid to staff who are members of the senior civil service, based on the extent to which objectives are met, how they are met and how stretching they are.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2007-08; what the amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: In total 618 staff in the Department received bonus payments in 2007-08. They represented 28 per cent. of the total work force. The total amount of bonuses paid was £1,947,319. The largest single payment was £27,500.
Problem gamblers can access services in primary care and secondary care including specialised mental health and addiction services. Information is not collected centrally about diagnoses for any condition in primary care, so reliable data are not available about the number of women who contacted the national health service for help with problem gambling.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the capacity of groups of GPs to bid for tendered primary care contracts in competition with private sector companies. 
Mr. Bradshaw: We believe general practitioners (GPs) are fully able to tender to provide new primary care services for patients. We have asked primary care trusts to undertake open, fair and transparent procurements to ensure the fullest range of providers can bid, including existing GP practices. Many are planning to do this, for instance, in the East Midlands strategic health authority, around 70 per cent. of local GPs were successful in the early stages of the tendering process.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the income of each GP surgery in Cornwall came from subsidies for dispensing medicine in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Information is not collected centrally on individual general practitioner (GP) dispensing practices profits or income gained under the GP contract. Overall, dispensing GPs earned on average £127,061 in 2005-06, £20,000 more than non-dispensing GPs.
Mr. Bradshaw: Partial publication of the Carr Hill formula is contained within the New GMS Contract 2003 Investing in General Practice, annex D Carr-Hill resource allocation formula published December 2003 (copies of this publication are available in the Library) and also within the jointly agreed NHS employers and British Medical Association Review of the General Medical Services global sum formula published 9 February 2007. Copies of this publication are available in the Library
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mapping of the health services was conducted, and in particular the locations of pharmacies, in areas that have been identified as under-doctored or with health inequality before the decision was taken to introduce polyclinics. 
Mr. Bradshaw: None. It is primary care trusts that will determine where services are located depending on local needs and circumstances and following local consultation. The Department does not have a polyclinic policy. We are asking the local national health service to develop new general practitioner (GP)-led health centres for local communities that will improve local services and access for patients.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations his Department has received on the number of beds in maternity facilities at Hemel Hempstead Hospital; and if he will make a statement. 
More generally, on 25 January 2008, the Department announced an extra £330 million of funding for maternity services in England over the three years from April 2008. This will ensure that mothers will get the best possible care and will be guaranteed a full range of choices.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many haemophiliacs infected with HIV through contaminated blood products administered to
them under NHS treatment (a) are still alive and (b) were still alive in (i) 2000, (ii) 2001, (iii) 2002, (iv) 2003, (v) 2004, (vi) 2005, (vii) 2006 and (viii) 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
|Number of haemophiliacs (types A and B) infected with HIV||Total deaths reported during the year( 1)|
|(1) This figure includes death by all causes for haemophilia A and B patients with HIV|
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