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Mr. McNamara: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many libel actions arising from e-publications, websites and list serve subscription services have been started in the past two years; what proportion were settled in advance of a hearing; and what proportion were found (a) for and (b) against the plaintiff. 
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on the Office of Fair Trading's recommendations concerning restrictive practices in the legal profession with particular reference to the QC system. 
Mr. Lock: The Report by the Director General of the Office of Fair Trading, on competition in the market for professional services, raises a number of complex issues which need to be considered. The Government will issue a consultation paper in due course inviting comments.
(3) how many meetings of the Board of the Paddington Regeneration Partnership have been attended by members of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority and on what dates; 
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(5) on what dates the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and the St. Mary's Paddington NHS Hospital Trust applied to Westminster city council for outline planning permission for the construction of a new cardio-thoracic hospital alongside St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington. 
Mr. Denham [holding answer 26 February 2001]: Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority, together with St. Mary's Hospital National Health Service Trust, joined the Paddington Regeneration Partnership from its inception in January 1998. The Paddington Regeneration Partnership's stated aims are to establish Paddington as a premier business and residential district of London, facilitating sustainable economic vitality for the area and ensuring the products of regeneration benefit the surrounding communities.
The health authority and St. Mary's Hospital NHS Trust joined the Paddington Regeneration Partnership board to ensure that the benefits of regeneration and the potential substantial investment in the area are shared by the surrounding communities and promote the interests of the health service and its delivery in the area.
The health authority representative on the Paddington Regeneration Partnership was an assistant director, not a board member, although for six months of the period in question he acted at that level. He attended meetings of its Board on 15 occasions between 18 June 1998 and the present time. The dates were: 18 June 1998, 2 July 1998, 16 July 1998, 10 September 1998, 12 November 1998, 10 December 1998, 14 January 1999, 8 April 1999, 6 May 1999, 9 September 1999, 9 December 1999, 8 June 2000, 6 July 2000, 11 January 2001, 8 February 2001.
No member or officer of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster health authority has or will receive any emolument from the Paddington Regeneration Partnership Board. No fees or financial benefits have been or will be received.
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|Planned expenditure||Actual expenditure|
There are three main factors to consider in reviewing these figures:
Unlike the actual figures shown, planned expenditure collected at the beginning of the year does not include expenditure on services that are treated as non-cash limited;
Secondly, significant allocations are received during the year, after plans are submitted. These allocations comprise new money to the NHS, and also changes to the way in which funding to NHS trusts is provided; and
One-off items of expenditure can effect comparisons with related plans and previous years.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (1) pursuant to his answer of 29 January 2001, Official Report, columns 47-48W, if he will list the NHS hospital trusts which have submitted full business cases since January 1999; and which have since been approved by the NHS Executive; 
Mr. Denham [holding answer 12 March 2001]: The information requested is given in the table. The table includes one full business case (for the scheme at Kettering General Hospital National Health Service Trust) which was not given in my answer of 29 January 2001, Official Report, columns 47-48W.
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|Name of NHS Trust||Type of investment||Year full business case submitted for approval||Whether full business case has been approved||Date of approval (where relevant)|
|Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust||Patient Administration System and some Departmental systems||1999||Yes||December 1999|
|Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust||Order Comms/Results Reporting and Departmental systems||1999||Yes||February 1999|
|Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust||Patient Administration System||1999(27)||Yes||January 1999|
|Royal Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust||Integrated Patient Management System||1999(27)||Yes||August 1999|
|Bury Health Care NHS Trust and Rochdale Healthcare NHS Trust||Electronic Patient Records||2000||No, but decision imminent||n/a|
|Calderdale Healthcare NHS Trust||Picture Archiving and Communication System||2000||Yes||November 2000|
|Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust||Electronic Patient Records||2000||No||n/a|
|Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust||Electronic Patient Records||2000||Yes||December 2000|
|North Durham Health Care NHS Trust||Picture Archiving and Communication System||2000||Yes||August 2000|
|Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust||Patient Administration System||2000||Yes||September 2000|
|South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust||Electronic Patient Records and Picture Archiving and Communication System||2000||No||n/a|
|Tameside Acute Services NHS Trust||Electronic Patient Records||2000||No||n/a|
(27) The full business cases for the schemes at Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust were first received in their Regional Offices of the NHS Executive in December 1998.
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