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Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2007, Official Report, column 678W, on young offenders: mental health services, how many young offenders at each institution were referred to (a) acute and (b) non-acute local child and adolescent mental health services in each year from 2002 to 2009. 
Transfer of the responsibility for commissioning health services in young offender institutions, and adult prisons in England, was fully devolved to the national health service by April 2006. NHS primary care trusts work with their partner establishments to develop a comprehensive health needs assessment of the population and commission on the basis of that need.
The document "Promoting Mental Health for children held in secure settings: A Framework for Commissioning Services" (DH March 2007) was developed to support primary care trusts with custodial units in their area to plan, commission and deliver requirements as per the Children's NSF.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) is one of the main agencies through which the Government support medical and clinical research. The MRC is an
independent body that receives its grant in aid from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Allocations made from the Department's research and development budget have over the last 10 years been used by some research active national health service organisations to support research into myasthenia gravis. Information about the cost of that support is not held centrally. Details of the individual projects undertaken from 2000 to 2007 are available on the archived national research register at:
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 171-3W, on the NHS: information and communications technology, how many contractor event of default notices were issued to National Programme for IT suppliers in 2009; how many have been issued in 2010 to date; on what dates and to whom such notices have been issued; what the reasons for the issue were in each case; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each such notice. 
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The Department demands a very high level of compliance from its suppliers and contractor event of default notices reflect operational matters identified during the normal course of contract delivery that need to be addressed. The majority of the matters identified have been addressed using the existing contractual remedies. Publication of contractor event of default notices would or would be likely to cause prejudice to the commercial interests of the providers concerned. It would also potentially compromise the Department's position in any possible future formal contractual disputes, which in turn would or would be likely to cause prejudice to the commercial interests of the Department.
Ann Keen: At this time, proton beam therapy for NHS patients is nationally commissioned overseas. The National Commissioning Group established a proton therapy clinical reference panel in April 2008 to advise on suitable cancer cases to be referred overseas for treatment.
The National Specialised Commissioning Team (NSCT) have been asked to move to the next stage in the development of proton beam therapy services in this country by holding a competition to identify a possible provider or providers of proton beam services in England and developing a full business case.
The Department is currently working with the NSCT to evaluate early proposals from eight trusts and identify a short-list of potential providers. A business case will then be developed for submission to the Treasury.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of NHS expenditure per
head of population in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England in 2010-11. 
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| Source: Financial Planning and Allocations Division, Department of Health.|
Ann Keen: The average salary of a national health service ward nurse is not collected separately from the average salary for qualified nurses, midwives and health visitors working in hospitals as well as other parts of the NHS. The following table shows the average salary of qualified nurses from 2005-06 to 2008-09, the latest year for which figures are available.
1. Average salaries are estimated from the qualified nurse paybill figures using NHS accounts data together with the NHS pension scheme rates, and national insurance rates and thresholds that apply to NHS employers.
2. The paybill data includes all qualified nurses employed by NHS trusts, primary care trusts, strategic health authorities and foundation trusts in England. It excludes agency nurses.
3. Foundation trusts do not submit a breakdown of their paybill by staff group. Figures from 2004-05 onwards include estimates for the breakdown of each foundation trust.
Department of Health Paybill Model 2008-09.
Trust Financial Returns and Foundation Trust Annual Reports (Paybill data).
Information Centre Workforce Census (Staff Numbers).
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department's target for one qualified school nurse to be allocated to each secondary school and its cluster of primary schools to be met. 
Linking primary schools to their nearest secondary school gives about 3,000 clusters in England. The 2009 work force census showed there were 4,177 (headcount) qualified nurses working in school health services, which is an increase of 1,768 or 73 per cent. since 2004. Of these, there were 1,620 (headcount) nurses with the post registration school nurse qualification. This is an increase of 764 or 89 per cent. since 2004.
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