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Ann Keen: It is the responsibility of primary care trusts (PCTs) to plan, develop and improve national health service services according to the healthcare needs of their local populations. This includes NHS dental services. Details of plans to improve dental services in Chorley can be obtained from the Central Lancashire PCT direct.
Access to NHS dentistry is growing. The latest data show that access has grown for the fifth quarter running,
with 939,000 more patients accessing NHS services in the 24 months ending September 2009 than compared to the 24 months ending June 2008.
Mr. Gerrard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies plans to sign up to the 10:10 campaign to cut its carbon emissions by 10 per cent. in 2010. 
Phil Hope: My right hon. Friend Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Health fully supports the 10:10 campaign, and the Department has reduced its carbon emissions by over 17 per cent. since 1999-2000. We are working closely with the Carbon Trust to identify measures that will further improve our performance. The Department has recently issued 2010-11 business planning guidance to its arm's length bodies (ALBs), requiring them to produce climate change plans, and we will encourage them to do this during 2010-11.
Phil Hope: The procurement of electronic equipment is made via centrally provided catalogues and contracts. iPODs are not available through these catalogues or contracts and therefore the Department has not purchased any iPODS since 2005.
Phil Hope: The Department has an acceptable use of information technology (IT) policy for both business and personal use. This is part of our safeguards to protect staff and ensure that its systems are not used in ways that risk breaking the law, damaging the Department's reputation, causing offence to colleagues or people outside the Department or disruption to IT systems. It makes clear the types of websites that are deemed unacceptable such as on-line gambling, operating a personal or freelance business, selling items on internet auction sites (i.e. E-Bay), or participating in political activities. This policy is promoted to all staff and a commercial tool is used to enforce this policy and uses categories to control access to websites. Below is the list of categories currently blocked for departmental networked computers to protect the Department or the individual as in the case of phishing websites.
Illegal or questionable
Racism and Hate
Phishing and other Frauds
MP3 and Audio Downloads
Militancy and Extremists
Potentially unwanted software
The number of national health service sight tests, by patient eligibility, in England in 2008-09 is available in Table B3 of Annex B of the "General Ophthalmic Services: Activity Statistics for England and Wales, Year Ending 31 March 2009" report.
1. Information is provided by primary care trust and by strategic health authority but is not available by town.
2. From 1 April 1999, eligibility for a free NHS sight test was extended to everyone aged 60 or over. Patients may qualify for an NHS sight test on more than one criterion. However, they would only be recorded against one criterion on the form. Patients are more likely to be recorded according to their clinical need rather than their age. For example, a patient aged over 60, with glaucoma is likely to be recorded in the glaucoma category only. The count by eligibility is therefore approximate. Patients may also have had more than one sight test in the specified time period.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department provides for each primary care trust in London to establish and run of polyclinics; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The provision of polyclinics within a local health community is a matter for the local national health service in London, and funding will be drawn from a primary care trust's overall allocation.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 476W, on health services: Isle of Man, if he will (a) place in the Library and (b)
provide to the Isle of Man authorities a copy of the dataset used in the calculation of the allocation of funding provided to the Isle of Man under the present bilateral agreement. 
Gillian Merron: The Isle of Man provided the dataset used in the calculation of the allocation of funding provided to the Isle of Man under the current bilateral healthcare agreement with the United Kingdom. As it contains personal data, it cannot be place in the Library.
Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial contribution the Isle of Man government made to the NHS in England under the current reciprocal agreement in 2008-09; what estimate he has made of the cost of the arrangements under the reciprocal agreement with Isle of Man government to the NHS in England in 2008-09. 
Ann Keen: The information required is not held centrally. The amount spent on health care by Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust (PCT) from 2002-03 to 2008-09, which are the only years for which information is available by organisation, is shown in the following table:
|Central Lancashire PCT, purchase of health care 2002-03 to 2008-09|
|Primary health care||Secondary health care||Other health care|
1. Central Lancashire PCT serves a number of constituencies-it is not possible to disaggregate the amount spent specifically in Preston from the figures.
2. The figures are taken from the audited summarisation schedules of Central Lancashire PCT and its predecessor organisations.
3. The figures represent the total primary, secondary and other health care purchased and provided for the PCT's resident population, with the exception of primary dental and general ophthalmic services since these costs are not directly attributed to PCTs on the basis of a patient's place of residence.
4. "Other health care" as defined in the audited summarisation schedules is taken to include expenditure for national health service trust impairments, plus grants to other bodies for health related capital projects under joint working arrangements.
5. Central Lancashire PCT was formed as part of the reconfiguration of PCTs in October 2006, following the merger of Preston PCT, Chorley and South Ribble PCT and part of West Lancashire PCT.
6. The figures provided for 2002-03 to 2005-06 are the sum of these three PCTs.
Audited summarisation schedules 2002-03 to 2008-09.
Ann Keen: Information on the number of national health service hospital and community health service (HCHS) staff in Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is shown in the following table.
|NHS hospital and community health services: NHS staff in each specified staff group in each specified organisation as at 30 September each year|
1. Central Lancashire PCT was formed in 2006 from a merger of Chorley and South Ribble PCT, West Lancashire PCT and Preston PCT. Figures prior to 2006 are an aggregate of these predecessor organisations.
2. Due to the large number of organisation mergers taking place in 2002, it is impossible to accurately map work force figures for these organisations prior to 2002.
The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census
Ann Keen: Information on the number of national health service qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff in Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is shown in the following table:
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