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As the regions were organised differently and had different boundaries prior to 2003-04, it is not possible to map the information accurately to give the regional numbers. The national number of midwifery training places for England is shown in the following table for the academic year 1996-97 onwards.
|Training numbers of midwives for England|
|1996- 97||1999 - 2000||2001- 02||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005 - 06||2006-07||2007-08|
Quarterly Monitoring Returns.
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department does not have any contact with Sector Treasury Services, and does not have any information regarding advice provided by Sector Treasury Services to individual national health service organisations.
Under the Statements of Internal Control, NHS organisations are free to contract out financial administration and financial management functions, including treasury services, to any organisation that management deems suitable. The Department does not collect any information on individual organisations' contracted-out services.
In addition, NHS organisations are free to solicit advice from any third party that management deems suitable and/or qualified. Once again, the Department does not collect any information on the advice that individual organisation receive from a third party.
Ann Keen: The document, Clinical negligence payments by trusts between 1998 and 2008, has been placed in the Library and contains the information requested. The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) supplied the data.
1. Reconfigurations of commissioner and providers will mean that some trusts will have been dissolved. The NHSLA has indicated where a trust has been dissolved, and has provided the date of dissolution when the exact date is known by the NHSLA.
2. Prior to April 2002, trusts handled their own claims below a certain excess. From April 2002, all claims were centralised and handled by the NHSLA. Therefore, around this period the NHSLA repaid money to some trusts that already expended money on those newly centralised claims.
Mr. Mark Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to introduce the new process for developing the quality and outcomes framework of the General Medicines Services contract. 
Mr. Bradshaw: We expect the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to oversee the process for the developing and reviewing new indicators in the Quality and Outcomes Framework from April 2009 as set out in the published consultation document (a copy of which has been placed in the Library).
Mr. Mark Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to consult stakeholders over the process for developing the quality and outcomes framework of the General Medicines Services contract. 
Mr. Bradshaw: We launched a public consultation on the proposed new process for developing and reviewing clinical indicators in the Quality and Outcomes Framework to be led by NICE on 30 October 2008. The Department is holding five national stakeholder events with patient and professional groups, NHS commissioners and other stakeholders in order to consult them on how the new process should work.
Mr. Mark Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with (a) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and (b) other stakeholders on redesigning the process for developing the quality and outcomes framework of the General Medicines Service contract. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Departmental officials have met with representatives from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of General Practitioners to discuss proposals for a new process for the Quality and Outcomes Framework and discussions have also taken place with the British Medical Association (BMA). We launched a public consultation on the proposed new process for developing and reviewing clinical indicators in the Quality and Outcomes Framework to be led by NICE on 30 October 2008. A copy of this consultation has already been placed in the Library. The Department is holding five national stakeholder events with patient and professional groups, national health service commissioners and other stakeholders in order to consult them on how the new process should work.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) capital, (b) revenue and (c) other funding he has provided to (i) the NHS Blood and Transplant Authority, (ii) NHS Professionals, (iii) the Commission for Social Care Inspection, (iv) the General Social Care Council, (v) the Healthcare Commission, (vi) the Appointments Commission, (vii) the Mental Health Act Commission, (viii) the Social Care Institute for Excellence, (ix) the Hepatitis Advisory Group, (x) the AIDS Expert Advisory Group and (xi) the Healthcare Regulatory Council in each of the last 10 years; and what funding he plans to provide to each in future years. 
|Arms length bodies|
|Name of body||Capital||Revenue|
|(1) Set up 1 October 2005, six month account|
(2 )These are the provisional funding figures
|Name of body||Capital||Revenue|
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