Management Consultants

Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on management consultants in each of the last five years. [75491]

Mr Simon Burns: The figures for expenditure on external management consultants for the core Department of Health for the last five financial years are as follows:


£ million

2006-07

205

2007-08

132

2008-09

102

2009-10

108

2010-11

9.8

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Departmental Manpower

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full- and (b) part-time staff his Department employed in each year since 1997. [74599]

Mr Simon Burns: The numbers of both full-time and part-time staff employed by the Department in years 1997 to 2010 are published on the Civil Service Statistics website.

These can be found at:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110426084705/http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/stats-archive/archived-reports.aspx

The equivalent information at 31 March 2011 can be found at:

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-229310

Sick Leave

Mike Freer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for how many days on average his Department's staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2010-11. [75017]

Mr Simon Burns: The averages of the number of days that the Department's staff, in each pay grade, were absent from work as a result of ill health for the period from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 are given in the following table.

Grade Total working days lost in 2010-11 Average working days lost per staff year for 2010-11

Assistant Officer

1,139

9.8

Executive Officer

3,204

7.3

Higher Executive Officer

1,663

4.5

Senior Executive Officer

2,519

4.9

Grade 7

1,761

3.2

Grade 6

1,226

3.6

Senior Civil Servant

619

2.4

Overall

12,130

4.7

Dystonia: Health Services

Justin Tomlinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has to provide for the treatment of dystonia using deep brain stimulation; [74577]

(2) what plans his Department has to work with dystonia patient groups to provide internet material that is safe and credible in order to reduce misdiagnosis. [74578]

Paul Burstow: The Department has already made available detailed information, on the NHS Choices and the NHS Evidence websites, covering the diagnosis, symptoms and treatment options for this condition.

Deep brain stimulation is available for the treatment of dystonia. Health professionals are able to refer suitable patients for this treatment who meet the criteria detailed in the guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

General Practitioners: Kent

Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs there were per head of the population in each primary care trust serving (a) Kent and (b) Dartford constituency in each of the last five years. [74754]

Mr Simon Burns: The information is shown in the following table.

General practitioners (GPs) per head of population by selected organisations as at 2006-10
  GP headcount per 100,000 population

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Medway primary care trust (PCT)

52.9

51.6

53.7

65.2

64.7

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

59.6

60.6

63.2

65.4

65.2

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West Kent PCT

58.0

57.5

58.3

60.7

60.6

Notes: 1. Data as at 30 September for each year. 2. All GP figures are GPs (excluding retainers and registrars). 3. The PCT relating to the Dartford constituency is West Kent PCT. 4. GP headcount figures are published as ‘per 100,000 population'. 5. GPs per head of population have been calculated using ONS resident population estimates as at May 2010, adjusting previously published data. 6. The new headcount methodology for 2010 data is not fully comparable with previous years' data due to improvements that make it a more stringent count of absolute staff numbers. Further information on the headcount methodology is available in the Census publication. Headcount totals are unlikely to equal the sum of components. 7. Data Quality: The NHS Information Centre for health and social care seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data but responsibility for data accuracy lies with the organisations providing the data. Methods are continually being updated to improve data quality where changes impact on figures already published. This is assessed but unless it is significant at national level figures are not changed. Impact at detailed or local level is footnoted in relevant analyses. Source: The NHS Information Centre for health and social care: General and Personal Medical Services Statistics; Office for National Statistics, 2006-2009 Final Mid-Year Population Estimates (2001 census based), adjusted May 2010 to reflect revisions to migration methodology.

Genito-urinary Medicine

Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to retain the 48 hour access target for genito-urinary medicine clinics; and if he will make a statement. [72067]

Anne Milton: There is currently no performance measure on access to a genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinic in 2011-12.

An existing commitment to deliver the 48 hour access to a GUM clinic indicator was in place in 2010-11.

There has been no decline in performance in this area in the early months of 2011-12. The latest data for June 2011 show that 99.9% of patients were offered an appointment within 48 hours. We are currently developing a new sexual health policy framework which will recognise the continuing importance of rapid access to GUM services.

Health Professions: Languages

Mr Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure staff in the NHS have the necessary language skills to perform their duties. [71986]

Anne Milton: The Department of Health in England has made it clear to all national health service employers that they should ensure that those they appoint have suitable skills and competence for the role, including the ability to communicate, and clear guidance has been provided on this issue. Primary care trusts also have a legal obligation to satisfy themselves that persons admitted to their performers lists have appropriate English language ability to provide primary care services.

Steps have already been taken to strengthen the current system and as of 1 January 2011 all designated bodies must nominate or appoint a responsible officer with duties to check the qualifications and experience of doctors and to ensure that references are obtained and checked.

We are continuing to work with the General Medical Council and we propose a stronger role for responsible officers which will build on their existing duties.

We are also working with other regulatory bodies, to explore what scope there is for strengthening local checks on other health professions.

Hospitals: Data Protection

John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of non-disclosure clauses signed by doctors in each (a) London and (b) other hospital; and what information his Department holds on the reasons for the clause in each case. [74670]

Mr Simon Burns: The Department does not hold this information. Each national health service employer would hold information in relation to the use of non-disclosure clauses for its own employees including doctors.

John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS hospital trusts abide by his Department's guidance on the use of confidentiality clauses in compromise agreements. [74671]

Mr Simon Burns: The Department does not routinely monitor the use of confidentiality clauses in compromise agreements. The Department's guidance, contained within the health circular HSC 2004/001, does not prevent the use of confidentiality clauses per se. However, it does state that national health service employers must consider with their legal advisers whether such a clause is necessary in the circumstances of each case and that if such a clause is included within a particular agreement that it complies with their various statutory obligations regarding the treatment of confidential information, including the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.

Before an employee considers signing a compromise agreement, which may or may not contain a confidentiality clause, the employer is required to pay for the employee to have independent legal advice on the terms of the agreement.

Hospitals: Food

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the NHS is taking to reduce food waste through flexible portion sizes; and if he will make a statement. [72256]

Mr Simon Burns: Guidance on reducing food waste in the national health service was published by the (then) NHS Estates Agency in 2005.

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The guidance, available on the Hospital Caterers Association website at:

www.hospitalcaterers.org/better-hospital-food

provides an audit tool to support local managers in identifying how and why food wastage occurs. It includes a number of specific references to the importance of portion size in ensuring that waste is kept to a minimum.

Influenza: Vaccination

Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures he plans to take to encourage patients to have an influenza vaccination in 2011; and whether an influenza awareness campaign will take place during the 2011-12 winter. [74620]

Anne Milton: The Department published the Seasonal Flu Plan on 25 May, to assist local national health service organisations in developing robust and flexible operational plans for the 2011-12 flu season.

The chief medical officer (CMO) wrote to the NHS on 14 March seeking assurance that primary care trusts (PCTs) have adequate local plans in place for the flu immunisation programme, have ordered sufficient vaccine and will use robust call and reminder systems to contact their eligible patients, including carers. The letter stated the need for the NHS to plan locally to reach or exceed the 75% uptake for people under 65 in at-risk groups.

The CMO wrote to the NHS again on 25 May outlining arrangements for the 2011 flu vaccination season, specifying the risk groups and the staff groups that should be vaccinated.

Copies of both letters have already been placed in the Library.

Most PCTs run localised activity with their general practitioners (GPs) to ensure that eligible patients are called up for their annual vaccination. The Department supports local activity through information provision and targeted messaging. The Department has produced an information leaflet in PDF format for the public, NHS organisations and GP practices to download for local patient information and will run reminder messages on pharmacy bags to encourage people in at-risk groups to be vaccinated against seasonal flu.

Messages will appear on pharmacy bags across 2,225 pharmacies in England and run for four weeks from 24 October until 20 November. Pharmacy bags will support local campaigns as they target people in at-risk groups in a relevant setting, i.e. when they are collecting their prescription from their pharmacy.

Additionally, the Department is working with relevant partner organisations, such as charities working for people with long-term conditions, to communicate seasonal flu messages via their channels.

Low Birthweight Babies

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of maternal stress on the incidence of low birthweight babies. [72021]

Anne Milton: Lifestyle factors, including maternal stress and depression, are known to be significant factors on the incidence of low birthweight.

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Early access to antenatal care is pivotal to improving health and well-being outcomes for mother and baby by ensuring the woman receives an assessment of her health and social care needs, risks and choices so that important life style messages can be provided. The Department encourages early access to maternity services and has included the maternity 12-week early access indicator as one of the measures for quality in the ‘NHS Operating Framework for 2011-12’.

Lung Diseases: Research

Nic Dakin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had on research funding for interstitial lung diseases with (a) the British Lung Foundation, (b) the Epidemiology and Public Health Department of Nottingham City Hospital and (c) the Royal College of Physicians. [71957]

Paul Burstow: The Department has had no discussions specifically on research funding for interstitial lung diseases with the British Lung Foundation (BLF), the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nottingham (City Hospital Campus), or the Royal College of Physicians. The Department's National Institute for Health Research is currently working with the BLF on building capacity for research into asbestos-related diseases.

Maternity Services

Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase the support that women who experience miscarriages receive from the NHS; what measures he will take to improve training for healthcare staff to help them be more supportive; and what plans he has to provide faster access to pre-natal scanning. [74649]

Anne Milton: Miscarriage can be a devastating event for women and their partners and it is important that they receive evidence-based care, in appropriate locations, which supports both their physical health needs and emotional wellbeing.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, “Standards for Gynaecology, and Standards for Maternity (2008)” set out clear standards for the level of care that should be provided to help women and their partners experiencing early pregnancy loss. This includes prompt access to a dedicated early pregnancy assessment unit that provides investigation including scanning, patient counselling and access to appropriate information.

The Department has also commissioned the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to produce a clinical guideline for the NHS on the assessment and initial management, both physical and emotional, of pain and bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy. The guideline is due to be published in November 2011.

Meningitis: Health Services

Justin Tomlinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) treatment and (b) aftercare of individuals diagnosed with meningitis; [74579]

(2) what steps he is taking to increase early recognition of meningitis. [74580]

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Mr Simon Burns: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued guidance for general practitioners and other clinicians on the diagnosis and management of bacterial meningitis. Guidance is also available from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, the Health Protection Agency, and other sources commonly used by primary care clinicians such as ‘Patient UK’. In addition, there is information on the NHS Choices website and from organisations such as the Meningitis Trust to help parents and carers identify the early signs of meningitis and seek prompt medical attention.

Midwives: Manpower

Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives are employed by the NHS; and whether he has plans to increase the number of midwives. [74619]

Anne Milton: There are near record numbers of midwives in the national health service in England—20,654 full-time equivalents in June 2011. A rise of 522 (2.6%) since May 2010.

The Department is committed to training the right number of midwives, based on the most up-to-date evidence. That is why we have asked the Centre for Workforce Intelligence to undertake an in-depth study of the nursing and maternity workforce during 2011-12 in order to inform the future commissioning of training places. This study will help inform our plans for the future.

It is the responsibility of local NHS organisations to plan and deliver a workforce appropriate to the needs of their local population, based on clinical need and sound evidence.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Mr Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to introduce a national strategy for musculoskeletal diseases; and if he will make a statement. [74626]

Paul Burstow: No decision has yet been taken. We will make a further announcement in due course.

NHS Foundation Trusts: Regulation

Jackie Doyle-Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the responsibilities are of the Care Quality Commission and Monitor in respect of the regulation of foundation trusts; and if he will make a statement. [74555]

Mr Simon Burns: The Care Quality Commission (CQC), as the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, has a key responsibility in

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the overall assurance of essential levels of safety and quality of health and adult social care services. Under legislation, all providers including national health service foundation trusts (NHSFTs), NHS trusts and independent sector providers, must register with the CQC and meet a set of essential requirements of safety and quality. The CQC has a wide range of enforcement powers that it can use if a provider fails to comply.

Monitor (the statutory name of which is the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts) regulates NHS foundation trusts making sure they are well-run on behalf of patients and taxpayers. NHSFTs must comply with their terms of authorisation which are detailed requirements covering how they must operate, including the requirement to operate effectively, efficiently and economically. Regulation identifies actual and potential financial and governance issues. In cases where a NHSFT has breached or is at risk of breaching its terms of authorisation, Monitor will work with the trust leadership so that problems can be rectified. Where an NHSFT fails to do this, Monitor can exercise its formal powers of intervention.

Both regulators are under a duty to cooperate in undertaking their respective functions, and have agreed a memorandum of understanding to underpin that duty.

NHS: Debts

Dr Phillip Lee: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce NHS hospital indebtedness. [74858]

Mr Lansley: The national health service is forecasting a healthy surplus for 2011-12. However, the last Government left a legacy of up to six hospital trusts whose private finance initiative payments are a risk to their financial sustainability and up to 24 trusts having such high levels of debt following years of bailouts that they may not meet the tests for their future financial sustainability.

We are working with all of these to identify their individual needs so we can support trusts to achieve consistent standards of quality and financial sustainability; and I will make an announcement later in the year.

NHS: Expenditure

Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent on (a) pharmaceutical products, (b) IT equipment, (c) IT services, (d) hospital equipment and (e) management consultants in each of the last five years. [75490]

Mr Simon Burns: The information is shown in the following table.

£000

2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06

Pharmaceutical products(1)

10,033,033

9,870,769

9,809,508

9,815,035

9,710,696

IT Equipment(2)

219,415

204,016

261,115

253,230

205,327

IT Services(3)

186,760

190,066

207,703

194,276

203,080

Hospital Equipment(4)

1,864,925

1,934,726

2,061,014

2,016,868

2,024,840

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Consultancy(5)

456,759

421,481

310,107

n/a

n/a

(1) Includes primary care prescribing (primary care trusts (PCTs)) and drugs used in secondary care (PCTs and national health service trusts). (2) Capital expenditure (purchased additions to non-current assets) under the "IT" heading (PCTs, strategic health authorities (SHAs) and NHS trusts). The figures do not include revenue expenditure on IT equipment, which is not separately identifiable from the financial data held. Source—NHS audited summarisation schedules. (3) Revenue expenditure on maintenance and data processing contracts (PCTs, SHAs and NHS trusts). Source—NHS financial returns. (4) Revenue expenditure on the purchase and maintenance of medical, surgical, x-ray and laboratory equipment. The figures do not include capital expenditure on hospital equipment, which is not separately identifiable from the financial data held. Source—NHS financial returns. (5) Consultancy services (PCTs, SHAs and NHS trusts). Data for consultancy services expenditure were collected for the first time in 2007-08. Source—NHS audited summarisation schedules.

The Department does not collect data from NHS foundation trusts. Where an NHS trust obtains foundation trust status part way through any year, the data provided are only for the part of the year the organisation operated as an NHS trust.

Source:

NHS audited summarisation schedules (prescribing costs) and NHS financial returns (drugs).

NHS: Information and Communications Technology

John Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what penalties the NHS has incurred through cancelling or terminating contracts within the Connecting for Health programme since April 2010. [74505]

Mr Simon Burns: NHS Connecting for Health is the organisation charged with delivering the National Programme for Information Technology. Since April 2010, no penalties have been incurred. The Department's Informatics Division are ensuring the transition or termination of contracts to meet the future requirements of the NHS.

As we announced in September 2010, by moving IT systems closer to the frontline, it is expected to make additional savings of £700 million.

John Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the net savings to the public purse arising from the termination of any contracts within the Connecting for Health programme since April 2010. [74506]

Mr Simon Burns: NHS Connecting for Health is the organisation charged with delivering the National Programme for IT. Since April 2010, no National Programme for IT contracts have been terminated and therefore no estimate of net savings has been made.

As we announced in September 2010, by moving IT systems closer to the frontline, it is expected to make additional savings of £700 million.

John Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the net saving to the NHS of the termination of planned but uncontracted future work within the Connecting for Health programme. [74507]

Mr Simon Burns: In September 2011 the Government announced an acceleration of the dismantling of the National Programme for IT, following the conclusions of a review by the Cabinet Office's Major Projects Authority. The Department is undertaking a review of the full portfolio of its informatics applications and services and this study should conclude and report by the end of this year. Decisions on termination and estimations of net savings of planned but uncontracted future work will be informed by this review.

As we announced in September 2010, by moving IT systems closer to the frontline, it is expected to make additional savings of £700 million, on top of the £600 million announced by the previous Administration in December 2009.

NHS: Land

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent estimate he has made of the extent of the NHS estate that will be transferred to private providers under the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill; [74458]

(2) what his most recent estimate is of the monetary value of NHS land and buildings held by primary care trusts; [74526]

(3) what recent discussions he has had with private healthcare providers in respect of the potential use of NHS buildings or land. [74527]

Mr Simon Burns: The Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley), has not had recent discussions with any private health care providers in respect of the potential use of national health service buildings or land.

The total net book value of land and buildings held by primary care trusts (PCTs), as at 31March 2011, was £6,634,602,000.

This figure is taken from the NHS (England) Summarised Accounts 2010-11. It excludes the value of assets under construction.

As the Health and Social Care Bill provides that all strategic health authorities (SHAs) and PCTs will be abolished on 1 April 2013, it also permits transfers of property and staff to an appropriate body listed in the Bill. The Bill also enables property transfer schemes to create additional rights or impose liabilities, which could, for example, be used to ensure that any property being transferred is required to be used for the delivery of NHS services.

There are no plans centrally to sell NHS property or related assets to non-NHS organisations.

NHS: Standards

Graeme Morrice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse arising from the implementation of the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention programme. [74508]

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Mr Simon Burns: The spending review set out the Government's commitment to delivering efficiency improvements in health spending of up to £20 billion over the next four years (from 2011-12 through 2014-15). This commitment still stands.

As set out in “The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2011-12”, at a regional and local level, strategic health authorities have developed integrated plans that address the overall improvements envisaged over the term of the spending review in terms of quality, productivity, management of resources and capacity for building the new system. In addition to actions taken by the national health service regionally and locally, the Department has also taken action to deliver savings from centrally-held budgets and to reduce the costs of administration across the health system, including the Department and its arms length bodies, by one third by 2014-15. In total, national, regional and local plans have identified recurrent potential savings of £18.9 billion by 2014-15.

Graeme Morrice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to protect frontline NHS services following implementation of the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention programme. [74509]

Mr Simon Burns: The Government have protected the national health service in the spending review settlement in England, with cash funding growth of £12.5 billion by 2014-15. By comparison with other Departments, this is a generous settlement, though by NHS historical standards still extremely challenging. Over the next spending period (2011-12 to 2014-15) the NHS will face significant additional demand for services arising from the age and lifestyle of the population as well as the need to fund new technologies and drugs.

In order to meet this challenge, the NHS needs to improve the quality of care it delivers while also making up to £20 billion of recurrent efficiency savings. The NHS has been developing proposals to meet this challenge, widely known as Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP), which include demonstrating how action tailored to local needs and circumstances will ensure quality is maintained or improved while improving productivity.

The delivery of QIPP will help the NHS to maximise resources for frontline services and ensure that where changes to front line services are proposed, those changes will improve or protect the quality of care patients receive.

Nutrition

Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process his Department followed in considering the scientific evidence relating to the calorie reduction pledge of the responsibility deal; if he will ensure that the responsibility deal is based on the findings of peer-reviewed scientific literature; and if he will make a statement. [74560]

Mr Simon Burns: The scientific evidence was considered by an independent expert group of nutrition scientists who: (i) examined the evidence on the daily energy imbalance gap; (ii) estimated the level by which calorie intakes would need to fall to reduce the risk of continued excessive weight gain among the population and lead to

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a degree of weight loss; and (iii) assessed the risk this poses to micronutrient status and malnutrition among different population groups. The group's findings were published on the Department's website in April 2011 and have informed the development of the calorie reduction challenge set out in “Healthy lives, healthy people, a call to action on obesity in England”, published on 13 October 2011.

The report of the expert group can be found at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_127553

Palliative Care

Dr Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what system is used to record decisions taken in advance about end-of-life care; [74738]

(2) what systems are used in the NHS to record patient preference documents including end-of-life care preferences; [74739]

(3) what evidence his Department has collected on the degree of medical adherence to decisions taken in advance about end-of-life care. [74740]

Paul Burstow: The Department does not hold information about the use of advance decisions to refuse treatment as set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

There are a number of systems available, including the preferred priorities for care (PPC), which enable patients to record their preferences for care at the end of life and the choices they would like to make, including saying where, if possible, they would want to be when they die.

The Department has recently completed a series of pilots for electronic palliative care coordination systems (locality registers), which have the potential to improve communication, coordination, planning and delivery of end of life care, ensuring that a person's wishes and expressed preferences for care are taken into account. The national health service is beginning to adopt these systems. The core dataset tested by the pilots included information about advance decisions.

Pregnancy

Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of unwanted pregnancies which remained unwanted by the mother at the time of birth of the baby in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement; [R] [74690]

(2) what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) plans to undertake into the number of pregnancies being unwanted by the mother and the number of unwanted pregnancies subsequently becoming wanted; and if he will make a statement. [R] [74691]

Anne Milton: No estimate has been made of the number of unwanted pregnancies that remain unwanted at the time of birth and the Department has not commissioned specific research into the number of pregnancies being unwanted by the mother and the number of unwanted pregnancies subsequently being wanted. The Department has funded a review of Induced

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Abortion and Mental Health through the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges, which is examining whether mental health problems are more common in women who have an induced abortion, when compared with women who deliver an unwanted pregnancy. The review will be published shortly.

Public Sector

Mr Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to put in place a right to provide for public sector workers to take over the running of services; and if he will make a statement. [74781]

Mr Simon Burns: The Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley), announced a right to provide for national health service and social care in March 2011. It enables NHS and social care staff to develop proposals to deliver services through a staff-led enterprise, which includes social enterprises, joint ventures and staff-led mutuals.

Mr Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of public service mutuals in its area of responsibility; and if he will make a statement. [74823]

Mr Simon Burns: The Government have supported the right to request, which has enabled 45 staff-led social enterprises to be established. This policy has supported approximately 25,000 staff to move out of the national health service into social enterprises with contracts worth roughly £900 million. NHS staff have been assisted by a wide ranging programme of support from the Department.

Responsibility Deals

Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has made for the long-term future of responsibility deals. [74647]

Anne Milton: The public health responsibility deal continues to work in partnership with non-government organisations, businesses, professionals, and other organisations to improve public health and tackle health inequalities, recognising their ability to influence what we eat and drink, how active we are and workplace health.

The collective and individual pledges all make a positive contribution to public health. To date, over 300 organisations have signed up as partners to the responsibility deal and we will continue to promote this approach.

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Royal Shrewsbury Hospital: Princess Royal Hospital Telford

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what weighting is given to submissions made to the consultation on the re-configuration of services between the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford by medical consultants currently associated with both hospitals. [74559]

Mr Simon Burns: The reconfiguration of services is a matter for local decision. Queries about the local process, including weighting of consultation contributions, should be directed to the Shropshire county primary care trust and NHS Telford and Wrekin.

The Government have pledged that, in future, all service changes must be led by clinicians and patients, not be driven from the top down. To this end, we have outlined new, strengthened criteria that we expect decisions on NHS service changes to meet. They must focus on improving patient outcomes, consider patient choice, have support from general practitioner commissioners and be based on sound clinical evidence.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 10, (ii) 11, (iii) 12, (iv) 13, (v) 14, (vi) 15, (vii) 16, (viii) 17, (ix) 18, (x) 19, (xi) 20 and (xii) 21 were diagnosed with each type of sexually-transmitted disease in each health authority area in each year since 1999; [R] [74681]

(2) what the incidence of each sexually-transmitted disease was in (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 10, (ii) 11, (iii) 12, (iv) 13, (v) 14, (vi) 15, (vii) 16, (viii) 17, (ix) 18, (x) 19, (xi) 20 and (xii) 21 in each health authority area in each year since 1999. [R] [74682]

Anne Milton: The data requested, which are only available by single year of age for 2009 and 2010, are shown in the following tables. These data include information provided by the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) and by genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics. These data have been provided at national level only because of the risk of disclosure. For earlier years, only aggregated data by age group are available from GUM clinics. These data are provided at strategic health authority and national level for 1999 to 2008 and have been placed in the Library. As many infections can be asymptomatic the true incidence of sexually transmitted infections is difficult to measure.

Table 1: Sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses reported in patients under 18 years of age in England, 2009 (1, 2, 3,) () (4)
    Age (in years)
Diagnosis Gender <13 13 14 15 16 17 Total

Chlamydia

Male

8

15

77

378

1,376

3,098

4,952

 

Female

16

118

747

2,916

6,976

10,358

21,131

 

Total(5)

24

133

824

3,302

8,377

13,486

26,146

                 

Gonorrhoea

Male

0

*

*

*

110

201

339

 

Female

*

*

*

*

318

444

926

 

Total(5)

*

*

*

143

429

647

1,268

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Genital herpes

Male

0

0

*

*

44

99

154

 

Female

*

7

*

*

402

642

1,262

 

Total(5)

*

*

*

172

446

741

1,416

                 

Genital warts

Male

*

*

5

37

203

630

894

 

Female

*

*

115

467

1,282

2,458

4,364

 

Total(5)

40

21

120

504

1,487

3,091

5,263

                 

Other acute STIs(6)

Male

*

*

32

159

450

1,199

1,852

 

Female

*

*

87

310

690

1,191

2,296

 

Total(5)

11

19

119

469

1,140

2,393

4,151

                 

Total

Male

31

24

119

607

2,183

5,227

8,191

 

Female

48

164

1,031

3,975

9,668

15,093

29,979

 

Total(5)

79

188

1,150

4,590

11,879

20,358

38,244

Table 2: STI diagnoses reported in patients under 18 years of age in England, 2010 (1, 2, 3, 4)
    Age (in years)
Diagnosis Gender <13 13 14 15 16 17 Total

Chlamydia

Male

11

13

78

424

1,471

3,270

5,267

 

Female

10

109

782

2,919

6,999

9,895

20,714

 

Total(5)

21

122

862

3,352

8,486

13,190

26,033

                 

Gonorrhoea

Male

0

*

*

*

86

187

294

 

Female

0

*

*

*

272

389

820

 

Total(5)

0

9

35

136

358

577

1,115

                 

Genital herpes

Male

*

0

*

*

36

104

154

 

Female

*

*

*

*

391

625

1,227

 

Total(5)

*

*

40

177

427

729

1,381

                 

Genital warts

Male

*

*

7

49

176

533

784

 

Female

*

*

85

436

1,099

2,075

3,729

 

Total(5)

40

13

92

485

1,275

2,611

4,516

                 

Other acute STIs(6)

Male

*

*

26

99

420

982

1,534

 

Female

*

*

89

295

670

1,169

2,239

 

Total(5)

*

*

115

394

1,090

2,151

3,773

                 

Total

Male

32

20

114

602

2,189

5,076

8,033

 

Female

39

145

1,028

3,933

9,431

14,153

28,729

 

Total(5)

71

165

1,144

4,544

11,636

19,258

36,818

(1) Sources—National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) and Genitourinary Medicine Clinic Activity Data-set (GUMCAD) returns to the Health Protection Agency (HPA). (2) Data from infants (age 0) were excluded as these were most probably due to mother to child transmission. (3) Data with incorrect year of birth and data entry errors may also have been included. (4) Small cell values between 1 and 4 have been anonymised (with an asterix *) to prevent deductive disclosure. Where the anonymised cell can be deduced from the total it has been necessary to anonymise additional data from the same row/column. (5) Data total may include ‘not known’ gender. (6) Data for ‘other acute STIs' include chancroid, lymphogranuloma venerum, molluscum contagiosum(7), non-specific genital infection, pediculus pubis(7), scabies(7), syphilis and trichomoniasis. (7) Other acute STIs not exclusively transmitted by sexual contact. Note: Data on patients aged 15 and over by age groups and gender are available on the HPA website: www.hpa.org.uk/stiannualdatatables

Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the NHS spent on treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases in (a) males and (b) females in each year since 1999; [R] [74688]

(2) how much was spent by each health authority on treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases in (a) males and (b) females in each year since 1999. [R] [74689]

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Anne Milton: The Department does not collect information on national health service expenditure on treating sexually transmitted infections broken down by sex of patients.

However since 2003-04 the Department has collected programme budgeting estimates of primary care trust expenditure on disease categories including genito-urinary

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system problems and infectious diseases. Since 2006-07 information has also been collected on subcategories of these disease programmes including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV and AIDS. This information is available at England and strategic health authority level (SHA) in the following tables.

Programme budgeting estimated England level gross expenditure on genito urinary system problems and infectious diseases for 2003-04 to 2009-10 and sexually transmitted infections and HIV and AIDS for 2006-07 to 2009-10
  England level gross expenditure (£ million)
Programme b udgeting subcategory 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Genito urinary system problems

2,809.2

3,097.6

3,507.7

3,755.3

3,646.0

4,003.7

4,630.1

Genito urinary system problems—Sexually transmitted infections

227.2

245.0

279.5

292.5

Infectious diseases

977.4

1.615.5

1,257.7

1,301.2

1,333.2

1,418.0

1,907.4

Infectious diseases—HIV and AIDS

497.5

542.6

654.4

762.9

Programme budgeting estimated strategic health authority expenditure on genito urinary system problems for 2003-04 to 2009-10 and sexually transmitted infections for 2006-07 to 2009-10
  Estimated expenditure on own population (£ million)
  2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Strategic health authority Genito urinary system problems Genito urinary system problems Genito urinary system problems Genito urinary system problems Sexually Transmitted Infections

North East

129.3

159.1

175.1

80.2

12.6

North West

403.8

450.0

488.0

169.2

23.2

Yorkshire and Humber

272.5

299.6

326.6

119.5

25.9

East Midlands

210.1

253.3

282.0

106.2

15.0

West Midlands

279.4

322.2

372.8

126.2

18.4

East of England

257.7

293.2

305.6

116.5

26.3

London

514.4

556.8

593.9

162.6

45.8

South East Coast

222.9

243.3

261.1

117.7

12.9

South Central

187.5

222.5

241.0

102.7

18.9

South West

242.6

267.5

267.4

103.1

16.1

  Estimated expenditure on own population (£ million)
  2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Strategic health authority Genito urinary system problems Sexually Transmitted Infections Genito urinary system problems Sexually transmitted infections Genito urinary system problems Sexually transmitted infections

North East

68.2

6.9

76.0

11.0

95.0

12.5

North West

193.6

32.3

201.6

32.7

229.1

40.2

Yorkshire and Humber

126.1

15.5

140.2

28.0

166.0

27.1

East Midlands

101.5

12.4

113.3

19.6

126.1

24.2

West Midlands

141.7

22.1

156.3

30.3

164.6

28.6

East of England

107.3

28.2

128.4

37.2

150.7

29.3

London

175.2

63.2

205.9

70.6

263.1

66.6

South East Coast

113.6

17.1

121.2

12.2

150.3

23.8

South Central

98.6

23.9

94.7

15.2

96.7

16.6

South West

120.6

17.0

129.7

21.2

149.4

19.5

Programme budgeting estimated strategic health authority expenditure on infectious diseases for 2003-04 to 2009-10 and HIV and AIDS for 2006-07 to 2009-10
  Estimated expenditure on own population (£ million)
  2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Strategic health authority Infectious d iseases Infectious diseases Infectious d iseases Infectious diseases HIV and AIDS

North East

40.8

46.7

52.4

53.4

7.8

North West

107.6

122.2

135.1

133.2

31.1

Yorkshire and Humber

82.7

85.4

102.7

83.9

14.7

East Midlands

54.9

65.7

73.5

59.3

10.9

West Midlands

69.8

76.3

89.2

78.3

22.0

East of England

69.3

81.9

91.0

96.2

23.3

London

285.7

316.1

408.2

348.6

216.6

South East Coast

63.2

71.0

74.4

77.9

26.4

South Central

47.3

55.3

59.2

52.8

10.2

South West

61.5

73.5

75.2

70.1

9.9

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  Estimated expenditure on own population (£ million)
  2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Strategic health authority Infectious d iseases HIV and AIDS Infectious d iseases HIV and AIDS Infectious d iseases HIV and AIDS

North East

47.2

10.2

53.7

14.2

59.6

16.2

North West

134.5

36.7

152.3

47.5

179.6

52.3

Yorkshire and Humber

91.1

16.2

93.9

20.6

108.5

30.2

East Midlands

66.8

13.4

72.3

20.0

88.5

23.7

West Midlands

83.8

23.5

87.6

26.5

103.3

32.9

East of England

86.6

17.9

84.2

23.9

127.9

43.1

London

386.6

249.6

414.8

289.9

459.9

321.4

South East Coast

86.7

35.1

104.2

51.2

106.3

48.5

South Central

64.4

16.1

57.7

14.6

68.1

19.9

South West

71.9

14.5

80.8

22.2

95.0

26.4

Notes: 1. Estimated England level expenditure figures are calculated using PCT and SHA programme budgeting returns and Department of Health resource account data. Figures will include an estimate of special health authority expenditure. 2. SHA level expenditure is calculated using the combined expenditure on own population figures of each PCT within the SHA area. It does not include expenditure by the SHA. 3. In order to improve data quality, continual refinements have been made to the programme budgeting data calculation methodology since the first collection in 2003-04. The underlying data which support programme budgeting data are also subject to yearly changes. Caution is therefore advised when using programme budgeting data to draw conclusions on changes in spending patterns between years. 4. From 2003-04 to 2005-06, expenditure on sexually transmitted infections was included within the Genito Urinary system problems category and was therefore not separately identified. Expenditure on HIV and AIDS is not included in expenditure on sexually transmitted infections but has been separately identified as a subcategory of Infectious diseases since 2006-07. 5. Disease specific expenditure do not include expenditure on prevention, or health promotion and programmes such as the National Chlamydia Screening Programme or general practitioner expenditure, but do include prescribing expenditure. 6. Figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1 million.

Smoking

Jason McCartney: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from operators of cigarette vending machines on the implementation of the ban on such machines from 1 October 2011. [74638]

Anne Milton: We have received a number of items of correspondence from tobacco vending machine operators since July when litigation challenging the vending machine legislation was concluded. On 28 July 2011 the Supreme Court refused the application to appeal by Sinclair Collis (a vending machine operator wholly owned by Imperial Tobacco), following decisions in the High Court and Appeal Court finding the legislation to be lawful.

Since July, the Department's officials have also worked in liaison with the National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators on the implementation of the legislation, including the development of guidance for those with cigarette vending machines on their premises.

Third Sector

Mr Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much direct funding his Department has allocated to each civil society organisation in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15; and if he will make a statement. [74824]

Mr Simon Burns: Information on all Department of Health funding to civil society organisations is not available in the format requested from central records and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

It is possible to provide partial information using local records for the Department's main grant funding schemes for the third sector. Tables have been placed in the Library which show awards from the funding years 2010-11 and 2011-12 with the identifiable data available including:

Innovation, Excellence and Service Development Fund;

Strategic Partner Programme;

Financial Assistance Funding (funding provided for one year only);

Opportunities for Volunteering;

The Volunteering Fund; and

Children's Hospices.

Tuberculosis: Greater London

Mr Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of tuberculosis have been diagnosed in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London since 2010. [71969]

Anne Milton: The information requested is not currently available. The Health Protection Agency is due to publish, in November 2011, data on the number of cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in England during 2010.

Wi-Fi: Health Hazards

Mr Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on the health of (a) humans and (b) animals of multiple wi-fi networks which are operational 24 hours a day in flats or houses in multiple occupation; and if he will make a statement. [74720]

Anne Milton: The Health Protection Agency (HPA) advises the Government in relation to the protection of communities from radiation hazards, including those associated with exposure to non-ionising radiation such as the radio waves from wireless communication systems. The HPA has concluded that there is no consistent evidence to date that exposure to radio signals from wi-fi and wireless local area networks adversely affects the health of the general population. The signals are

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very low power, typically 0.1 watt (100 milliwatts) in both the computer and the router (access point), and the results so far show exposures are well within the internationally-accepted guidelines from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. The HPA also considers it sensible, as with any new technology, to adopt a precautionary approach, and keeps the situation under review.

The HPA's independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) reviewed health effects in relation to radio waves in 2003 for the then National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB). See documents of the NRPB, volume 14, number 2, which is available on the HPA website at:

www.hpa.org.uk/Publications/Radiation/NPRBArchive/DocumentsOfTheNRPB/Absd1402/

AGNIR is currently updating this review and is due to publish its findings, in 2012. In between the publication of formal review reports, the HPA monitors emerging scientific studies and keeps its advice under review.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs advises that it is unaware of any specific assessment on wi-fi networks and animal health.

Justice

Departmental Billing

Mike Freer: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are available; and what proportion of invoices settled in that period his Department paid (a) electronically and (b) by cheque. [74985]

Mr Kenneth Clarke: For the latest period for which figures are available (September 2011), the average cost to the Ministry of Justice for payment of an invoice was £2.81.

In that period 79.05% of invoices were settled electronically and 20.95% were settled by cheque.

Fines

Dr Whiteford: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many transport-related fines his Department has settled on behalf of its staff; and at what cost in each year since 2007. [74385]

Mr Djanogly: It is not the Ministry of Justice's policy to settle any transport-related fines on the behalf of its staff.

There is no evidence held centrally to indicate since 2007 that the Ministry of Justice or its predecessor, the Department for Constitutional Affairs, settled any transport-related fines on behalf of its staff. To provide absolute confirmation of this would incur disproportionate cost.

Sick Leave

Mike Freer: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for how many days on average his Department's staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2010-11. [75020]

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Mr Kenneth Clarke: In 2010-11 the average working days lost by civil service grade are set out in the following table:

Civil service grade Average working days lost (AWDL)

AA

11.2

AO

10.0

EO

8.0

HEO

6.2

SEO

5.5

G7

3.8

G6

3.2

SCS

1.8

Overall

9.2

Note: The AWDL data include the Ministry of Justice HQ (excluding agencies), National Offender Management Services, HM Courts and Tribunal Services, Office of Public Guardian, The National Archives, Land Registry, Wales Office and Scotland Office.

Reducing sickness absence continues to be a key priority for managers across the Ministry and its agencies. Locally owned targets are in place for all business areas. These are supported by action plans with activities designed to tackle sickness absence through early intervention, continuing effective management of each case and encouraging staff to return to work as soon as they are able.

Drugs: Convictions

Nicola Blackwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2011, Official Report, column 839W, on drugs: convictions (1) in respect of how many offences of (a) possession and (b) supply and possession with intent to supply a drug in each category of classification the perpetrator was not brought to court but given a police caution in each of the last three years; [74104]

(2) how many cautions were given in relation to all categories of offence in each year for which figures were given; [74107]

(3) how many of the other sentences handed out for all three categories on drugs offences involved fines; and what the average fine imposed was in respect of each category of offence; [74288]

(4) what the average length of prison sentence was for each category of drug-related offence in each year since 2007; [74289]

(5) how many of those given maximum sentences for each of the categories of drugs offence between 2007 and 2010 received such sentences in (a) the Crown Court and (b) a magistrates court; and what the name was of each court in which such sentences were handed down; [74290]

(6) what the categories of other sentences represented in the table in the answer are; and how many of each category of offence were disposed of through each other sentence. [74291]

Mr Blunt: I will write to my hon. Friend with the information requested as soon as possible.

Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in Dartford constituency have been convicted of offences related to (a) possession and (b) supply of illegal drugs of each classification

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level in each year since 2007; and how many such people received (i) a custodial sentence and (ii) the maximum sentence in each case. [74756]

Mr Blunt: I will write to my hon. Friend with the information requested as soon as possible.

Legal Representation: Police Stations

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Resolution of the House of 14 September 2011, on Access to a Lawyer, what his policy is on the right of access to a lawyer at a police station. [74957]

Mr Kenneth Clarke: I issued a written ministerial statement on 11 October 2011, Official Report, columns 23-24WS, setting out the Government's position. The Government believe that access to a lawyer is an essential right of accused persons at appropriate stages of any process of criminal investigation. However, the Government have not opted in to the European Union Directive on Access to a Lawyer in Criminal Proceedings and on the Right to Communicate upon Arrest at the initial stage of the negotiations on the directive because we are of the view that the directive as published by the Commission is not proportionate and could have an adverse effect on our ability to investigate and prosecute offences effectively. The Government intend to work together with other member states to improve the directive and if the concerns we have are taken into account during the process of negotiation, we will consider applying to opt in once the instrument has been adopted.

Magistrates' Courts: Barry

Alun Cairns: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many letters he has received regarding the closure of Barry magistrates court. [75082]

Mr Djanogly: The Ministry of Justice has received seven Ministers' cases and ‘Treat Official’ correspondence regarding the closure of Barry magistrates court since the decision was announced on 14 December 2010.

Peterborough Prison: Drugs

Mr Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the Building Skills for Recovery substance misuse programme at HMP Peterborough; and if he will make a statement. [75221]

Mr Blunt: Building Skills for Recovery (BSR) is a psychosocial programme based upon a cognitive behavioural model of treatment and the programme's aim is to reduce offending behaviour through the exploration of substance use and the acquisition of a skill set to prevent future relapse into former patterns and behaviours. It has been developed with guidance from a international body of experts in the field; the Correctional Services Accreditation Panel.

Building Skills for Recovery has been piloted since January 2011 in both custody and community, with HMP Peterborough being one of the custody pilot sites delivering the programme to both male and female offenders. The pilot has now been evaluated and findings

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show that the programme has been received positively by both delivery teams and service users with many offenders reporting how much they had gained through completing the programme.

The Building Skills for Recovery programme will be presented to the Correctional Services Accreditation Panel (CSAP) for formal accreditation on 26 October 2011.

Prison Sentences: Human Rights

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many cases his Department has paid compensation to (a) prisoners and (b) offenders who are not in prison, following complaints about their sentence on human rights grounds in each of the last five years; and what the total monetary value was of such compensation. [74745]

Mr Blunt: The Ministry of Justice does not distinguish between compensation payments to former prisoners and serving prisoners. Therefore a full answer to the question could be obtained by interrogating hundreds of individual cases files and only at disproportionate costs.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have challenged their prison sentence on human rights grounds in each of the last five years. [74744]

Mr Djanogly: The Ministry of Justice holds statistical information in relation to the number of appeals received against sentences, dealt with in the Crown court and the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal. However, central administrative databases for courts do not store information on the number of prisoners who have challenged their sentence on human rights grounds in each of the last five years.

While such appeals will be logged onto the administrative computer systems used in the Crown court and the Court of Appeal, they cannot be distinguished from other types of appeals. As such, the information requested can be obtained only through the manual inspection of individual case files held by the courts at disproportionate cost.

Statistics are published on the number of appeals received and dealt with against sentences in England and Wales, from 2006 to 2010, in the Ministry of Justice's statistical bulletin ‘Judicial and Court Statistics’, the most recent edition of which was published on 30 June 2011. The number of appeals against sentences dealt with in the Crown court can be found in table 4.10 and those dealt with in the Court of Appeal in table 7.6. The report is available on the Ministry's website at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/statistics-and-data/courts-and-sentencing/judicial-annual.htm

Prisoners: Indonesia

Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Indonesian nationals are currently held in UK prisons. [75424]

Mr Blunt: As at the end of June 2011, the most recent available data, there were no Indonesian nationals in prison in England and Wales.

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Information on the foreign national prison population in England and Wales is published quarterly in the ‘Offender Management Statistics Quarterly Bulletin’ available on the Ministry of Justice website via the following link:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/statistics-and-data/prisons-and-probation/oms-quarterly.htm

in table 1.5.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Prisons: Expenditure

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate his Department has made of the average cost of a prisoner place bought by the National Offender Management Service from each privately-run prison in the latest period for which figures are available; [73802]

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(2) what budget his Department allocated to each prison for financial years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14. [73869]

Mr Blunt: The following table shows the latest cost per place and per prisoner available for financial year 2009-10. Figures for 2010-11 are not yet finalised.

The direct cost reflects mainly the direct contract costs for each private prison. The overall cost also includes some costs met centrally by NOMS. This includes some estimation.

The capital repayment element of the contractors’ charge is not included in the cost per place/prisoner as it is not part of the annual resource operating cost.

Doncaster and Wolds are privately-managed prisons, while the remainder are run under private finance initiative contract arrangements.

Cost per prison place is expressed in terms of the baseline certified normal accommodation number of places.

2009-10
£
  Direct resource expenditure Overall expenditure

Cost per place Cost per prisoner Cost per place Cost per prisoner

Altcourse

58,486

35,883

61,926

37,993

Ashfield

56,858

81,292

57,273

81,885

Bronzefield

51,817

54,865

56,126

59,428

Doncaster

30,475

21,018

43,937

30,302

Dovegate

34,844

32,995

37,039

35,074

Forest Bank

36,051

26,300

40,173

29,307

Lowdham Grange

31,114

29,215

34,191

32,105

Parc

54,169

38,660

56,974

40,662

Peterborough

37,253

32,937

41,462

36,658

Rye Hill

30,775

28,284

33,632

30,910

Wolds

29,195

24,197

40,737

33,765

Total

40,840

33,354

45,409

37,086

Budgets

The following table shows the direct resource outturn expenditure for each public sector prison for financial year 2010-11 and will shortly be published as an addendum to NOMS annual accounts for period 2010-11; individual budget allocations for 2011-12 are not routinely published and do not provide a useful source of data for meaningful comparisons as these are subject to change throughout the year to reflect operational business decisions.

2010-11 direct resource expenditure

£ million

Garth

20.1

Gartree

17.1

Grendon (HMP Grendon and Springhill)

14.2

Kingston

6.1

Acklington

19.0

Ashwell

8.1

Blundeston

12.5

Buckley Hall

9.8

Bullwood Hall

6.5

Bure

11.2

Canterbury

7.3

Channings Wood

15.9

Coldingley

14.1

Dartmoor

14.3

Edmunds Hill

9.1

Erlestoke

10.7

Everthorpe

12.2

Featherstone

14.5

Guys Marsh

11.6

Haverigg

13.7

Highpoint

17.7

HMP Kennet

10.9

Lancaster Castle

7.2

Lindholme (includes Immigration Removal Centre)

19.5

Littlehey

22.4

Maidstone

11.4

Moorland

20.4

Mount (The)

16.3

Onley

15.9

Ranby

20.9

Risley

20.8

Shepton Mallet

5.8

Stafford

14.6

Stocken

15.5

Usk

7.6

Verne (The)

11.3

Wayland

18.0

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Wealstun

17.0

Wellingborough

11.9

Whatton

17.2

Wymott

23.2

Frankland

39.6

Full Sutton

28.6

Long Lartin

29.1

Wakefield

29.2

Whitemoor

30.4

Downview

9.9

Foston Hall

9.0

Send

8.5

Eastwood Park

11.4

Holloway

18.9

Low Newton

11.5

New Hall

14.5

Styal

14.1

Askham Grange

3.1

East Sutton Park

2.7

Aylesbury

12.6

Brinsford

15.5

Castington

13.4

Deerbolt

14.2

Feltham

31.9

Glen Parva

17.6

Hindley

18.6

Isis

12.3

Lancaster Farms

15.4

Northallerton

5.5

Portland

14.9

Reading

8.2

Rochester

16.6

Stoke Heath

17.1

Swinfen Hall

14.6

Cookham Wood

9.5

Huntercombe

12.9

Warren Hill

10.1

Werrington

7.1

Wetherby

15.8

Bedford

11.6

Belmarsh

39.7

Birmingham

30.0

Bristol

15.5

Brixton

21.4

Bullingdon

21.1

Cardiff

16.1

Chelmsford

17.5

Dorchester

7.3

Durham

22.2

Exeter

13.0

Gloucester

8.9

Highdown

22.1

Holme House

24.6

Hull

20.5

Leeds

23.5

Leicester

8.9

Lewes

15.6

Lincoln

14.5

Liverpool

26.3

Manchester

36.0

Norwich

16.0

Nottingham

22.2

Pentonville

29.2

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Preston

18.5

Shrewsbury

8.5

Swansea

9.3

Wandsworth

33.5

Winchester

14.6

Woodhill

32.9

Wormwood Scrubs

27.1

Ford

7.8

Hollesley Bay

6.9

Kirkham

12.9

Leyhill

10.6

North Sea Camp

6.1

Sudbury

8.1

Thorn Cross

8.5

Blantyre House

3.0

Drake Hall

8.1

Kirklevington Grange

5.6

Latchmere House

4.4

Morton Hall

7.9

Brockhill/Hewell Grange/Blakenhurst

28.3

Sheppey Clustered Services

51.9

Isle of Wight

39.5

Total

1,955.8

   
Notes: 1. Figures subject to rounding. 2. In order to improve comparability, rental costs (such as land or premises ) are not included in the figures for Dartmoor, Lancaster Castle, Huntercombe and Shrewsbury. 3. Figures do not include private/contracted out prisons. 4. Data for Elmley, Standford Hill and Swaleside prisons included under Isle of Sheppey cluster. 5. Data for Blakenhurst, Brockhill and Hewell Grange prisons included as one cluster. 6. Data for Albany, Camp Hill and Parkhurst prisons included under Isle of Wight cluster. 7. Dover and Hasler are excluded (Immigration Removal Centres).