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John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Integrated Drug Treatment System in the prison and criminal justice system; 
Phil Hope: An Independent evaluation of the Integrated Drug Treatment System has been commissioned by the Department. The independent evaluation began in 2008 and is timetabled to be completed in 2011.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisoners received a (a) detoxification and (b) prescribing service under the Integrated Drug Treatment System in the last two years. 
All clinical interventions for drug treatment, whether for detoxification or maintenance purposes, are delivered as part of the integrated drug treatment system and in line with the latest clinical guidelines.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on drug treatment in prisons distributed through (a) the National Offender Management Service and (b) primary care trusts in the last 12 months. 
Phil Hope: In 2009-10, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) allocated £42.5 million for the delivery of drug interventions in prisons. This includes funding for accredited drug treatment programmes, CARATs (counselling, assessment, referral, advice and throughcare services) and compact based drug testing.
In the same year, the Department invested £210 million in the provision of health care services to offenders, including funding for clinical drug treatments. The Department allocates funding to primary care trusts (PCTs) via strategic health authorities, on the basis of the relative needs of their populations.
In July 2009, the Department collected data on the number of general practitioner (GP) practices offering extended opening hours at primary care trust (PCT) level. At this time, Nottingham City PCT had 42, out of 61, GP practices offering extended opening hours.
Mr. Mike O'Brien:
The Department is supportive of local organisations and frontline staff using customer
journey mapping and has worked with Cabinet Office to develop a tool kit for frontline staff. The Department recognises that focusing on user experience is a key way in driving efficiencies in the system and releasing further savings. Better understanding of our customers is a key tool for accelerating quality improvements across the national health service. The toolkits for customer journey mapping (and customer segmentation and customer satisfaction) are freely available and published on the Cabinet Office website at:
The Department does not collect centrally any data regarding the number of NHS initiatives which employ the technique nor do we have a system for evaluating individual projects. The toolkits do stress the importance of evaluation and provide methods for doing so.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2009, to question 300313, how much the Isle of Man government has paid for elective health service treatments of each kind provided under the agreement with his Department in each of the last 10 years. 
Gillian Merron: The Isle of Man does not pay for elective treatment under the current reciprocal healthcare agreement. The following table shows elective treatment, commissioned by the Isle of Man, outside of that agreement, over the past six years. The allocation of funding provided by the United Kingdom to the Isle of Man under the current bilateral agreement is also shown.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what invitations he has made to members of Opposition parties since his appointment offering the opportunity to work consensually on the reform of social care. 
Phil Hope: It is for local employers to determine the level of pay for the adult social care work force. We know that low pay can be a concern for some in the social care sector. But, because the Government do not directly employ these workers, we need to work with local authorities to ensure that the providers they work with have a high quality work force, with fair terms and conditions.
Phil Hope: Successive Secretaries of State have issued many items of guidance under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 during the last 40 years. It would incur disproportionate cost to retrieve and examine departmental records for the entire period and extract copies of all extant items.
Ann Keen: The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued guidance to the national health service on improving nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children in low-income households, in March 2008. This guidance is appropriate to all women irrespective of their income. This guidance recommends that obese women should be encouraged to lose weight before and after pregnancy through a structured and tailored programme that combines advice on healthy eating and physical exercise with ongoing support to allow for sustained lifestyle changes. During pregnancy, women should have the support of a dietician for assessment and advice on healthy eating and regular exercise.
Local trusts have local protocols to support the management of obese pregnant women that take account of the need of these women, and the facilities and services available to them. Arrangements through maternity and neonatal networks support these mothers and their babies.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding was allocated by his Department for medical research in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and how much of such funding was spent in Wales; 
(2) how much of the funding allocated to medical research by his Department in England and Wales in each of the last three years was deemed to be of lower priority; and how much such lower priority funding was spent in Wales. 
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|NHS Research and Development (R and D)||NHS R and D funding spent in Wales|
The health research system in England is one which the available funds are allocated following open and rigorous competition in support of high quality research focused on the needs of patients and the national health service.
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