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Mr. MacNeil: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April 2009; 
Phil Hope: My right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull, West and Hessle (Alan Johnson) attended Cabinet on 16 April 2009 as the Secretary of State for Health. He was accompanied by a private secretary. He was not accompanied by any special advisers.
For information relating to the Cabinet and public engagement event held in Glasgow on 16 April I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 3 June 2009, Official Report, column 487W.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what treatments are licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for the purposes of treating cancer of each ICD-10 classification. 
Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methodology was used to derive the figures contained in the table in Box 8 of his Department's first annual report on the Cancer Reform Strategy, Maintaining Momentum, published on 1 December 2008; and what the equivalent figures are for the latest year for which figures are available. 
Ann Keen: The data shown in the table in Box 8 of the first annual report on the Cancer Reform Strategy were compiled using Hospital Episode Statistics showing the number of finished consultant episodes for cancer-related prostatectomy and cystectomy by trust for 1997-98 and 2006-07.
A table showing the count of finished consultant episodes for cancer-related prostatectomy, cystectomy and cystoprosatectomy by trust in 2007-08, the latest year for which this information is available, has been placed in the Library.
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the average cost to a resident of a single room in (a) a residential older peoples home and (b) a nursing home. 
According to the Laing and Buisson report Care of Elderly People: UK Market Survey 2008 the average weekly costs for single rooms in private care homes for older people in England in 2008-09, is shown in the following table.
|Care home with nursing||Care homes|
People with less than £23,000 in capital can get help with the cost of residential care from their local authority social services department. According to the same report, 61 per cent. of the total cost of residential care is funded by social services, or by the national health service to cover nursing care.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer from Baroness Thornton of 13 March 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 364, on care services: older adults and disabled people, for what reasons publication of the Social Care Green Paper has been delayed; and if he will make a statement. 
Phil Hope: It is widely accepted that the current care and support system will not be able to cope with the growing demands and expectations of those needing care in the future. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all to help create a care and support system capable of supporting people well into the 21st century so it is important we get this right. The Green Paper will be published shortly.
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS medical research budget was spent on researching dementia in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Phil Hope: National health service support for degenerative neurological disorder research and National Institute for Health Research investment in dementia research amounted in 2007-08 to £22.2 million. This represents some 3 per cent. of the departmental research and development revenue budget for the year.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 852W, on departmental pay, how many staff in his Department received a salary of more than £100,000 in each year since 1997. 
|In post date||Number of staff earning a salary over £100,000 on that date|
These figures include secondees from the Department out to other organisations but not secondees from external organisations into the Department. Salaries included base pay and pay-related allowances but not bonuses. The figure for 1 April 2007 has been corrected from that given in the 2008 departmental report as that figure did not include allowances.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 852W, on departmental pay, what position each of the 71 senior civil servants holds; and what their average salary is. 
3 Permanent Secretaries
10 Directors General
5 Deputy Directors
18 Doctors employed by the Department on NHS pay terms.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) sections of his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have requested money saved from efficiency savings to be used for increased pay in their 2009 pay offers to staff. 
Phil Hope: The Department and its two agencies (the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency) are currently in a three-year pay settlement covered by the Pay Remit process. Discussions took place with trade unions in May 2009 about the possibility of recycling efficiency savings into the pay deal under the terms of the remit guidance but it was clear that the scale of efficiency savings required by the remit would not allow this. Hence, the decision was taken not to request money for 2009.
The Department has 10 executive non-departmental public bodies (ENDPBs). Of the eight ENDPBs covered by the Pay Remit process none has requested money saved from efficiency savings to be used for increased pay in their 2009, pay offers to staff. Two ENDPBs were granted leave by HM Treasury to apply the nationally agreed Agenda for Change three year pay settlement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) reviews, (b) consultations, (c) taskforces and (d) departmental studies his Department is scheduled to undertake in the next 12 months; when each is to begin; when each is expected to be completed;
what estimate he has made of the cost of each; and when the results of each will be published; 
(2) what (a) reviews, (b) consultations, (c) taskforces and (d) departmental studies his Department is conducting; what the purpose is of each; when each began; when each (i) was scheduled and (ii) is expected to be completed; what the cost of each (A) was originally estimated to be, (B) has been to date and (C) is expected to be on completion; and when the results of each will be published. 
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(2) Details currently being considered
(3 )Costs are likely to be minimal
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Phil Hope: There have been four waves of Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS) funding. The first wave of IDTS funding was announced in June 2006. Of the first to third waves (2006-07 to 2008-09 financial years) 78 of the 91 IDTS prisons have been assessed as having an operational service providing all the key elements of IDTS clinical and psychosocial services.
Of the 91 first to third waves of IDTS there are 19 prisons with a young offenders population. Only one young offenders institute that received IDTS funding in the third wave does not have an operational IDTS.
Ann Keen: There is no single prescribed model for a health innovation and education cluster (HIEC) and each one will depend on local circumstances, but a local authority could be a formal partner in a HIEC through their responsibility for social care. That could create opportunities for innovation in care pathways, for example for long-term conditions, mental health and childrens services. It could also lead to developments in the joint training of health and social care professionals.
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