|Previous Section||Back to Table of Contents||Lords Hansard Home Page|
Baroness Andrews: The requested information is as follows: National Health Service trusts reporting retained deficits in excess of 0.5 per cent. of turnover in 200102 Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust Avon and Wiltshire MHP NHS Trust Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust Bedfordshire and Luton Community NHS Trust Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust East Berkshire Community Health NHS Trust Hounslow & Spelthorne Community & Mental Health Care NHS Trust Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Mid-Sussex NHS Trust North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust North Bristol NHS Trust North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust Portsmouth Healthcare NHS Trust Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals NHS Trust Somerset Partnership NHS and Social Care Trust South Warwickshire Combined Care NHS Trust Southampton Community Health Services NHS Trust Surrey Hampshire Borders NHS Trust Sussex Weald & Downs NHS Trust The Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust The Royal West Sussex NHS Trust United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust Weston Area Health NHS Trust Worthing Priority Care NHS Trust Source: NHS Trust Summarisation Schedules for 200102 Rebo
Baroness Andrews: The requested information is as follows. National Health Service trusts that failed to absorb a 5.5 per cent cost of capital Airedale NHS Trust Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust 1 Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust Cent Manchester/Manchester Child NHS Trust East Kent Community NHS Trust 1 East London and The City Mental Health NHS Trust Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust New Possibilities NHS Trust Newham Healthcare NHS Trust North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust North Mersey Community NHS Trust Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust South Warwickshire Combined NHS Trust Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust University College London Hospital NHS Trust Wakefield and Pontefract Community Health Trust Source: NHS Trust Summarisation Schedules for 200102 1 Assessed as underachieving due to technical accounting reasons. ral
Baroness Andrews: Job evaluation is being used to compare job demands across a wide range of National Health Service jobs and match common NHS jobs with the pay bands in the proposed new NHS pay structure. We and staff organisations have developed a number of nationally agreed profiles to reduce the need for local NHS organisations to carry out individual job evaluations when the new pay system is introduced (subject to the outcome of staff organisations' consultations).
Eighteen profiles for allied health professional jobs have already been agreed and published. Further profiles are currently being discussed to ensure that a wide range of allied health professional jobs are covered.
Baroness Andrews: Under the proposed agreement for a new National Health Service pay system, a new NHS job evaluation scheme will be used as the basis for measuring the relative weight of NHS jobs and allocating them to pay bands. The scheme is currently being used to evaluate a number of the most common NHS jobs and help produce national profiles for these jobs. Subject to ratification of the proposed agreement following consultation, these profiles will be used to help match individual posts to the pay bands in the new pay structure. Rebo
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty): The Government have been in discussion with the NFU and representatives of the collection and disposal industries since April 2002 with a view to developing a national fallen stock collection service. Failure to make more rapid progress was because no agreement could be reached on how the service should be funded. The farming unions were calling for a scheme that was fully funded by government. This was not possible, both because it would have contravened state aid rules and because it is government's view that industries, including the agricultural industry, should be responsible for disposing of their own waste. Agreement has now been reached with the industry on a shared funding approach which farmers will be invited to join on a voluntary basis.
How they propose to enforce European Union Regulation 2000/0259 on the disposal of fallen stock where it applies to poultry; and[HL2413]
What is the present strength of the State Veterinary Service; and by what it is to be increased to administer European Union Regulation 2000/0259 on the disposal of fallen stock.[HL2414]
Lord Whitty: The EU animal by-products regulation insofar as it relates to disposal of fallen stock including poultry will be enforced by local authorities. It is not possible to estimate the total cost of this enforcement activity which will depend on the level of compliance. The State Veterinary Service has 279 permanent veterinarians and 56 casual veterinarians.
Lord Whitty: In 1998 the Government published practical guidance on managing the use of vehicles on rights of way called Making the Best of Byways, and issued it to all local authorities. Within the next 12 months we propose to issue an updated version of this guidance.
|Back to Table of Contents||Lords Hansard Home Page|