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Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) have to impose administrative penalties; what the statutory basis is for each such power; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies and NDPBs have recovered in administrative penalties in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
Phil Hope: The Care Quality Commission has the power to issue fixed penalty notices (as an alternative to prosecution) under sections 86-87 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008. These sections provide for regulations to be made to set fixed penalty offences for offences under Part 1 of that Act.
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Registration of Regulated Activities) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009 No 660) set the penalty offences and their amounts (Schedule 1) in respect of the registration of certain NHS health care providers with the Care Quality Commission against requirements relating to health care associated infections. To date, the commission has not used this power.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e) testing and evaluation for his Department's websites in each of the last three years; and how much has been allocated for each such category of expenditure in 2009-10. 
1. The Department's corporate website at:
2. NHS Choices at:
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Since 27 June 2007 the Department has reduced the total number of websites that it operates from 196 to 71, to meets its obligations under Transformational Government. The Department will continue to reduce this number to just two websites by the Cabinet Office deadline of July 2011.
Given the high number of websites that were in existence between March 2007 and January 2010, it is not possible to provide information on costs for all of these, as this would incur disproportionate costs.
Phil Hope: The NHS Information Centre for health and social care collects and publishes information on the number of people receiving direct payments from councils with adult social services responsibilities.
Information is collected for clients aged 18 and over both during the year April to March and as at 31 March. The number of carers receiving direct payments is also collected during the year April to March. Provisional information for 2008-09 is the latest data available.
Final data for 2008-09 are expected to be published by the NHS Information Centre on 25 February 2010 (Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care data for clients) and in April 2010 (Personal Social Services Expenditure and Unit Costs Return 1 data for carers). This will incorporate revisions to the provisional data including the subsequent update of missing data items.
Phil Hope: The terms Individual Budget and Personal Budget were used synonymously during the pilot stage of the personalisation project. However, Personal Budget is the term now being used for national implementation and relates to social care funding only. Individual Budgets is now the term used for a notional amount of funding from a variety of sources which may include social care funding as well as other sources. The NHS Information Centre did not collect information on the number of Individual Budgets in 2008-09. However, information on the number of clients planned to receive services via Personal Budgets in 2008-09 was collected and this information has been provided to answer the question.
The NHS Information Centre for health and social care collects and publishes information on the number of people receiving Personal Budgets from councils with adult social services responsibilities (CASSRs).
Provisional data show that 13,800 social care service users (aged 18 and over) in 128 CASSRs were planned to receive services via a Personal Budget as at 31 March 2009. Over 100,000 people have benefited from personal budgets to date.
Data regarding drug treatment are not collected specifically for Preston.
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA).
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Data were not collected in 1997 on number of general practitioner (GP) practices offering extended opening. Information last collected in July 2009 showed that 18 of the 29 GP practices in Bexley care trust (62.1 per cent.) had extended opening hours, offering their patients access to routine appointments. We expect this to continue to increase.
Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will reverse the decision to discontinue the reciprocal health arrangements between the NHS and the Isle of Man with effect from 1 April 2010; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: We are not minded to reverse the decision to end the current bilateral health care agreement with the Isle of Man, which was taken on economic grounds, as it does not represent value for money to the United Kingdom taxpayer.
Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from the Isle of Man Government on his Department's decision on the discontinuance of reciprocal health arrangements between the NHS and the Isle of Man with effect from 1 April 2010; if he will meet Members of the House of Keys to discuss the decision; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: Following representation from the Isle of Man Government, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is due to meet with a delegation from the Isle of Man Government on 19 January 2010.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of young people were not given an initial physical and mental health assessment within five days of entering custody in 2009. 
Phil Hope: The information requested is not collected centrally. Since 2006, national health service primary care trusts have been responsible for commissioning health services for their offender health population.
First receptions into custody will have undergone an initial health assessment to determine any immediate health needs before they were locked up for their first night.
The initial evidence based health assessment of first receptions will include a triage that must take place before the prisoner's first night, to primarily detect:
immediate physical health problems
immediate mental health problems
significant drugs or alcohol abuse
risk of suicide and/or self-harm.
As a follow up to this, they must also be given a general health assessment in the week immediately following reception, by an appropriately trained member of the health care team, in order to identify any existing health problems and to plan any subsequent care/treatment.
All services provided in Her Majesty's prisons are inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons. Their inspection document 'Expectations-Criteria for Assessing the Conditions in Prisons and the Treatment of Prisoners' records the standards for first and second reception health screening. These standards are covered under Primary Care-section 4 points 27 and 28.
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