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Departmental Policies

(Morecambe and Lunesdale)

Miss Geraldine Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, including statistical information, the effect on the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [149120]

Mr. Denham: Detailed information on the impact of Department of Health policies nationally is set out in the Department of Health Annual Reports. A copy of the most recent report, "Department of Health--Government Expenditure Plans 2000-01", is available in the Library and on the Department of Health website at www.doh.gov.uk/ dhreport.

The impact of policies is not examined by constituency and statistics collected centrally by the Department are not collected on a constituency basis.

My hon. Friend's constituency falls within the geographical area covered by Morecambe Bay health authority and Lancashire social services authority.

Increases in allocations between 1996-97 and 2001-02 for Morecambe Bay health authority are shown in the table.

Increases in allocations between 1996-97 and 2001-02

Increase
£ million (Cash)58.5
£ million (Real terms)35.2
Percentage (Cash)34.0
Percentage (Real terms)18.7

Note:

Increases for 1999-2000 onwards are for unified allocations which cover hospital and community health services, prescribing and discretionary family health services. Those for previous years cover hospital and community health services only.


Morecambe Bay health authority has also received additional funding for certain policies. This includes: £550,000 for accident and emergency modernisation at Morecambe Bay Hospitals National Health Service Trust; £27,000, £117,000, £197,000 and £130,000 for improving cancer services (breast, colorectal, lung and cancer outpatients) in 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-01 respectively; £2.1 million recurrently in 1999-2000 and £1.7 million recurrently to reduce waiting times and lists; £18,000 in 1997-98; £2.5 million in 1998-99; £232,000 in 1999-2000 and £296,000 in 2000-01 non recurrently to reduce waiting times and lists; £820,000 to

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expand critical care services in 2000-01; £1.1 million in 1997-98, £1.3 million in 1998-99 and £0.8 million in 2000-01 to deal with winter pressures; £492,000 in 2000-01, and a further £392,000 in 2001-02, for developing intermediate care services; £126,000 for heart disease services in 2000-01. For 2001-02, the authority plans to spend £1.9 million more on heart disease services, including drugs, from the real terms funding increase shown; and £129,000 invested in dentistry in 1998 in Morecambe.

In addition, my hon. Friend's constituents will benefit from £33.2 million investment at Morecambe Bay Hospitals and Bay Community NHS Trusts.

Lancashire local authority's personal social services standard spending assessment for 2001-02, compared with 1996-97, is set out in the table.

Percentage increase
£ millionRealCash
1996-97187.309----
2001-02186.291-11.9-0.5

Note:

The SSA has decreased because of boundary changes resulting from local government re-organisation.


In addition to the SSAs referred to, Lancashire local authority received additional funding in the form of a number of special and specific grants as set out in the table.

£000

1998-991999-20002000-012001-02
Special Transitional Grant(33)8,064------
Partnership grant(34)--5,5524,700 6,412
Prevention grant(34)--436650
Carers grant(35)--4351,0501,452
Children's grant(35)--1,3662,1675,433
Mental Health Core grant1,0451,7632,0852,600
Training Support Grant644654616(36)399

(33) The special transitional grant ended in 1998-99

(34) The partnership and prevention grants have been combined in 2001-02 and called the promoting independence grant

(35) The carers' and children's grants were introduced in 1999-2000

(36) Indicative allocation


Departmental Policies (Bolton, West)

Ms Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Bolton, West constituency, the effects on Bolton, West of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [150607]

Mr. Denham [holding answer 5 February 2001]: Detailed information on the impact of Department of Health policies nationally is set out in the Department of Health Annual Reports. A copy of the most recent report, "Department of Health--Government Expenditure Plans 2000-01", is available in the Library and on the Department of Health website at www.doh.gov.uk/dhreport.

The impact of policies is not examined by constituency and statistics collected centrally by the Department are not collected on a constituency basis.

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My hon. Friend's constituency falls within the geographical area covered by Wigan and Bolton health authority and Wigan and Bolton social services authorities.

Increases in allocations between 1996-97 and 2001-02 for Wigan and Bolton health authority are shown in the table.

Increases in allocations between 1996-97 and 2001-02

Increase
£ million (Cash)122.7
£ million (Real terms)80.3
Percentage (Cash)40.9
Percentage (Real terms)24.8

Note:

Increases for 1999-2000 onwards are for unified allocations which cover hospital and community health services, prescribing and discretionary family health services. Those for previous years cover hospital and community health services only.


Wigan and Bolton health authority has also received additional funding for certain policies. This includes: £3.1 million for accident and emergency modernisation between 1997-98 and 2000-01; £456,000, £210,000, £347,000 and £239,000 for improving cancer services (breast, colorectal, lung and cancer outpatients) in 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-01 respectively; £3.7 million recurrently in 1999-2000 and £3.4 million recurrently in 2000-01 to reduce waiting times and lists; £4.5 million in 1998-99, £165,000 in 1999-2000 and £333,000 in 2000-01 non recurrently to reduce waiting times and lists; £0.9 million to expand critical care services in 2000-01; £1.2 million in 1997-98, £2.4 million in 1998-99, and £0.8 million in 2000-01 to deal with winter pressures; £2.1 million in 2000-01 and £0.1 million in 2001-02 for developing intermediate care services; £183,000 for heart disease services in 2000-01. For 2001-02, the health authority plans to spend £1.3 million more on heart disease services, including drugs, from the real terms funding increase highlighted.

In addition, my hon. Friend's constituents will benefit from redevelopment of the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan at a cost of £24 million.

Bolton local authority's personal social services standard spending assessment for 2001-02 compared with 1996-97 is set out in the table.

Percentage increase
£ millionRealCash
1996-9737.958----
2001-0250.46017.732.9

In addition to the SSAs referred to, Bolton local authority received additional funding in the form of a number of special and specific grants as set out in the table:

£000

1998-991999-20002000-012001-02
Special Transitional Grant(37)2,043------
Partnership grant(38)--1,4641,241 1,674
Prevention grant(38)--109163
Carers grant(39)--108269373
Children's grant(39)--3976251,536
Mental Health Core grant280472562(40)816
Training Support Grant279301381(40)372

(37) The special transitional grant ended in 1998-99

(38) The partnership and prevention grants have been combined in 2001-02 and called the promoting independence grant

(39) The carers' and children's grants were introduced in 1999-2000

(40) Indicative allocation


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