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Except for ANARP, data on those receiving alcohol treatment have not been routinely collected. However, on 1 April 2008 the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System, which collects data on people in structured drug treatment, was expanded to include the collection of alcohol treatment data.
This system is called the National Alcohol Treatment Monitoring System and although it is too early in its use to provide quality assured data, it will in time allow the Department, strategic health authorities and primary care trusts to monitor alcohol treatment services, including information on waiting times.
Patrick Hall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the National Health Service was of the provision of analgesics to patients in England in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Dawn Primarolo: Analgesics are listed in section 4.7 of the British National Formulary. The total net ingredient cost for these drugs dispensed, in the community, in England, in 2007 was £450.8 million(1).
Prescription Cost Analysis System.
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will amend the funding formula for Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust to take account of expenditure incurred in providing healthcare to detainees at the Yarls Wood Detention and Removal Centre. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Revenue allocations are made to primary care trusts (PCTs) on the basis of a fair funding formula which directs funding to those areas of greatest need. The primary determinant of need is the size of the population for which PCTs are responsible and, therefore, populations are the basis upon which weighted capitation targets are calculated.
The Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA), an independent body consisting of national health service management, general practitioners and academics, continually oversees the development of the funding formula. As part of its recent review, ACRA has considered the population base for revenue allocations post 2008-09. This includes how asylum seekers are accounted for within the population base.
ACRAs final recommendations are currently with Ministers for consideration. The intention is to announce the outcome of the review alongside allocations to PCTs for 2009-10 and 2010-11 before the summer recess.
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what costs have been incurred by Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust in providing healthcare for detainees at the Yarls Wood Detention and Removal Centre in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06. 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has paid to the (a) MacFarlane Trust and (b) Skipton Fund to support (i) haemophiliacs and (ii) dependants of haemophiliacs infected with HIV and hepatitis C as a result of contaminated blood products administered to them under NHS treatment in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement. 
|Macfarlane Trust and Skipton Fund Ltd.: Funding by the Department of Health|
|Year ending 31 March||Macfarlane Trust||Skipton Fund Ltd.|
|(1) includes funding for the month of March 2004. Notes: 1. Funding to both organisations covers both payments to beneficiaries and administration costs. 2. It is not possible to provide separate figures in relation to haemophiliacs, and their dependents.|
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the per capita public expenditure on cancer care within Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust was in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans National Health Service Blood and Transplant has to relocate cord blood collection sites to Bristol; and if he will make a statement. 
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has no plans to relocate cord blood collection sites to Bristol. Cord blood will continue to be collected from the four hospitals in North London where this currently takes place. Each has been selected on the basis of their high number of births from the black and ethnic minority
population, with collection also due to begin at a fifth hospital, St. Georges in Tooting later this year.
Luton and Dunstable Hospital;
Barnet General Hospital;
Northwick Park Hospital; and
Watford General Hospital.
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Unfortunately, not every cord blood collection is successful in producing a unit that can be used for transplant or research. This can be due to a low volume of cord blood or if the cord blood clots during the collection procedure, there is the presence of microbiological infection or consent to use it is withdrawn. On average, public blood banks around the world find approximately 50 per cent. of donations suitable for processing and storage.
Ann Keen: Under the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006, NHS Business Services Authority Dental Services Division can only provide validated information on the number of dentists leaving the national health service at disproportionate cost.
The Department is increasing the number of dentists for the long term. The Department has increased the number of undergraduate training places by 25 per cent. and established two dental schools (in Plymouth and Preston) which opened in autumn 2007.
The number of national health service dentists on primary care trust (PCT) lists in England, as at 31 March, 1997 to 2006 is available in Annex E of the NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report England:
31 March 2006 report. The information is provided by strategic health authority (SHA) and by PCT. This information is based on the old contractual arrangements which were in place up to and including 31 March 2006.
This report, published by the Information Centre for health and social care (IC), on 23 August 2006, is available in the Library and is also available on the Information Centre for health and social care's website at:
The number of dentists on open NHS contracts in England as at 30 June 2006, 30 September 2006, 31 December 2006, and 31 March 2007 are available in Table E1 of Annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2006-07 report. This information is based on the new contractual arrangements introduced on 1 April 2006. The information is provided by SHA and by PCT.
The methodology for counting and reporting the NHS dental work force is currently under review. The review, led by analysts at the IC and the Statistical Directorate of the Welsh Assembly Government, working in liaison with the Dental Services Division of the NHS Business Services Authority, aims to ensure that following the first year of the new dental contractual arrangements, the figures provide an appropriate measure of the work force.
The work force data provided in the NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2006-07 report will therefore remain the latest available until this review is complete. The review is currently at consultation stage and is due to end on 11 July 2008.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) adults and (b) children are registered with NHS general dental practices in York; and how many were registered at York practices in each year since 1997. 
Ann Keen: The numbers of patients registered with a national health service dentist as at 31 March, 1997 to 2006 are available in Annex A of the NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report, England: 31 March 2006. Information is provided for adults and children by strategic health authority (SHA) and by primary care trust (PCT).
This information is based on the old contractual arrangements, which were in place up to and including 31 March 2006. This report, published on 23 August 2006, is available in the Library and is also available on the Information Centre for health and social care's (IC's) website at:
Under the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006, patients do not have to be registered with an NHS dentist to receive NHS care. The closest equivalent measure to registration' is the number of patients receiving NHS dental services (patients seen) over a 24-month period. However, this is not directly comparable to the registration data for earlier years.
Information on the numbers of patients seen by an NHS dentist in England, over the previous 24-month period, is available in Table C1 of Annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics for England: Quarter 3: 31 December 2007 report. Information is available for the 24-month periods ending 31 March 2006, 31 March 2007, 30 June 2007, 30 September 2007, and 31 December 2007. Information is provided for adults and children by SHA and PCT.
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