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Property Offences

Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the prison population is made up of those convicted of property offences. [34914]

Beverley Hughes [holding answer 11 February 2002]: The proportion of the prison population made up of those convicted of property offences, that is burglary, robbery, arson, taking and driving away, handling stolen goods, criminal damage and other thefts is 39 per cent.

Young Offenders

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the five most common offences were for which young offenders were brought to trial in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. [34006]

Beverley Hughes: The available information relates to persons aged 10 and under 18 proceeded against at magistrates courts in England and Wales and is for 2000. Data for 2001 will be published in the autumn.

The five most numerous offence categories are:

Offence proceeded againstNumber
Theft from shops11,907
Using vehicle uninsured against third party risks10,664
Summary criminal or malicious damage10,437
Common assault and battery7,307
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm6,043

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Criminal Defence Service

Mr. Cameron: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made with the Government's plans for pilots for a criminal defence service; and if he will make a statement. [31440]

Mr. Wills: I have been asked to reply.

I believe that this question refers to the pilots of the Public Defender Service (PDS). The Criminal Defence Service is the name of the overall scheme through which

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criminal defence services are provided. It covers a variety of flexible ways of providing services, of which the PDS is one, in order to achieve quality and value for money.

PDS offices opened in Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Swansea and Birmingham on 14, 17 and 21 May and 11 July 2001 respectively. As part of the first phase of the PDS pilot, the Legal Services Commission plans to open a fifth office in Cheltenham in April 2002 and a sixth shortly after that. The location of the sixth office has yet to be settled. A programme of research will begin shortly, which will evaluate the PDS and make recommendations for its future.

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Overseas Treatment (Lutterhaus Hospital)

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is his estimate of the total cost to the NHS of the knee replacements to be carried out on three patients from West Sussex at the Lutterhaus Hospital in Germany in February, including travel costs and accommodation costs; and if he will make a statement. [32876]

Mr. Hutton [holding answer 6 February 2002]: The information requested is commercially confidential.

Air Ambulances

Mr. Flook: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the Government plans to fund air ambulances throughout Britain once their funding from the Automobile Association finishes. [34964]

Ms Blears: We are currently in discussion with air ambulance charities.

Hospital Waiting Times

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expected cost to public funds is of ensuring that by the end of 2005 the maximum waiting time for an out-patient appointment will be three months and for in-patients, six months. [16252]

Mr. Hutton: Health expenditure for the period 2003–04 to 2005–06 will be determined as part of the 2002 spending review, which is due to conclude in summer 2002.

Primary Care Trusts

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the state of preparedness from primary care groups becoming primary care trusts. [19291]

Mr. Hutton [holding answer 29 November 2001]: There are currently 164 primary care trusts in operation.

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A further 136 proposals have been approved with 19 more proposals being considered to become operational on 1 April 2002.

The estimated total of PCTs operating from 1 April 2002 is expected to be around 300.

The process for approving applications for primary care trust status is contained in Health Service Circular 1999–167. In approving applications to establish PCTs my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State needs to be satisfied that four key criteria are met. These are:

These criteria must be demonstrated in the PCT proposal. PCTs are established after full and open consultation locally, giving every opportunity for views and concerns to be expressed and addressed.

Private Hospitals

Mr. Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average (a) income of and (b) number of patients treated by an acute hospital in England and Wales was in the last financial year. [15290]

Mr. Hutton: The information requested is not available at hospital level. Figures have been provided on a trust basis.

The table shows figures for acute trusts in England in 2000–01. The hospital activity data are based on finished consultant episodes of in-patient care for acute consultant specialties; this does not represent the number of individual patients treated as this information is not available.

The income data show the total income for each trust as a whole (for example, not only acute care). For each trust, total income has been given, but the primary care trust values are 'gross operating costs' because they do not show income in the same way as trusts, however, they are still comparable.

Finished consultant episodes (FCEs) and total income by trust for acute specialities NHS hospitals, England 2000–01

TrustAcute care FCEsTotal Income £000
Royal Surrey County hospital NHS trust36,76487,492
East Somerset NHS trust29,42854,053
Bradford hospitals NHS trust94,277142,126
Doncaster Royal Infirmary73,303108,071
Southend hospital NHS trust71,547112,589
The Royal National Orthopaedic NHS trust7,68443,222
North Middlesex hospital NHS trust36,11786,050
The Hillingdon hospital NHS trust31,27995,657
Kingston hospital NHS trust45,269107,302
Taunton and Somerset NHS trust57,133135,489
Royal National hospital for rheumatic diseases2,35510,352
West Dorset general hospitals NHS trust40,11170,497
Nuffield Orthopaedic NHS trust9,65144,793
Walsall hospitals NHS trust44,01888,293
Wirral hospital NHS trust74,999142,159
The Cardiothoracic Centre Liverpool NHS trust12,07841,454
Royal Liverpool childrens NHS trust27,18678,628
Christie hospital NHS trust32,49868,428
Bedford hospitals NHS trust36,50969,794
Ealing hospital NHS trust27,37367,137
Luton and Dunstable hospital NHS trust46,19485,936
South Tees Acute hospitals NHS trust100,838173,604
Sheffield children's hospital17,96341,712
Royal United hospital Bath NHS trust60,389104,609
Poole hospitals NHS trust50,84988,601
Milton Keynes general hospital34,14163,661
Basildon and Thurrock general hospital50,257101,882
Eastbourne hospitals NHS trust42,269107,619
Frimley Park hospital NHS trust52,73889,787
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals NHS trust77,220101,983
Royal Cornwall hospitals NHS trust99,638146,996
Aintree hospitals NHS trust69,981132,185
Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS trust4,44422,318
Liverpool women's hospital NHS trust16,17339,762
Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS trust5,99726,249
Wrightington hospital NHS trust7,91119,609
Scunthorpe and Goole hospitals NHS trust41,38366,522
Barnsley District general hospital49,59371,976
Rotherham general hospitals NHS trust40,06291,882
Chesterfield and north Derbyshire54,04876,668
West Middlesex University NHS trust25,12673,519
Bromley hospitals NHS trust50,346140,982
Havering hospitals NHS trust58,568129,296
Papworth hospital NHS trust14,73646,924
Peterborough hospitals NHS trust56,49389,107
James Paget hospital NHS trust42,43082,909
Ispwich hospital NHS trust59,420107,090
West Suffolk hospital NHS trust48,48270,753
Brighton Healthcare NHS trust51,702141,724
Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS trust37,54566,510
Gloucestershire Royal NHS trust53,922101,580
Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS trust84,202140,492
Portsmouth hospitals NHS trust111,296232,522
Royal Berkshire and Battle hospitals NHS trust62,504136,950
Lewisham hospital NHS trust33,28297,484
Mayday healthcare NHS trust36,154101,456
South Warwickshire general hospital44,70459,806
Mid Staffordshire general hospital45,41497,295
North Staffordshire hospital NHS trust119,431193,823
Burton hospitals NHS trust39,11067,068
Good Hope hospital NHS trust47,18071,544
Countess of Chester hospital NHS trust52,15479,393
The Kings Mill centre for health66,33874,933
Plymouth hospitals NHS trust97,750188,822
Walsgrave hospitals NHS trust85,153205,640
Warrington hospital NHS trust51,42278,899
Whittington hospital NHS trust35,28885,941
The Princess Royal hospital NHS trust29,05943,770
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt orthopaedic and DH7,61532,077
The Royal Wolverhampton hospital76,693125,448
Carlisle hospital NHS trust36,47767,545
City hospitals Sunderland NHS trust74,285140,439
Hereford hospitals NHS trust31,63652,659
George Eliot hospital NHS trust36,53156,785
Birmingham Women's Healthcare NHS trust11,59843,232
City hospital NHS trust57,087117,877
Royal Shrewsbury hospitals NHS trust53,07280,280
Norfolk and Norwich healthcare NHS trust118,136156,358
North Manchester Healthcare NHS trust48,045111,810
Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS trust45,67062,769
Blackpool Victoria hospital NHS trust76,639133,028
Swindon and Marlborough NHS trust45,53991,032
North Hampshire hospitals NHS trust32,43185,233
Dartford and Gravesham NHS trust30,70272,379
Dudley group of hospitals NHS trust64,092144,195
Newham Healthcare NHS trust37,14679,567
Kettering general hospital NHS trust51,48892,364
Northampton general hospital NHS trust63,389109,332
Stoke Mandeville hospital NHS trust31,22370,349
Great Ormond Street hospital for children NHS trust21,822132,649
Moorfields eye hospital NHS trust21,63843,910
Medway NHS trust41,27994,128
The Queen Victoria hospital NHS trust10,16222,685
Worthing and Southlands hospitals NHS trust48,67384,135
The Royal East Sussex NHS trust36,47464,653
The Royal Marsden hospital NHS trust30,15186,576
Birmingham children's hospital23,44191,388
The Manchester children's hospital30,00169,378
Mid Essex hospitals NHS trust59,748120,239
The Princess Alexandra hospital36,47590,535
Homerton hospital NHS trust31,94782,002
Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS trust78,580204,824
Pindersfield and Pontefract hospital78,815141,434
Royal Orthopaedic hospital NHS trust11,02130,200
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS trust24,769130,828
Southern Derbyshire acute hospital98,446164,053
Ashford and St. Peter's hospitals NHS trust29,604111,223
Morecambe Bay hospitals NHS trust72,327129,982
Northwick Park/Central Middlesex50,928189,457
Chase Farm Wellhouse NHS trust67,975152,511
Epsom/St Helier NHS trust70,202174,284
East Kent hospitals NHS trust109,905247,128
Southport and Ormskirk NHS trust50,13686,709
Hull and East Yorkshire hospital110,824212,895
United Lincolnshire hospitals NHS trust120,448199,080
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust70,093155,350
West Hertfordshire hospitals NHS trust66,202163,440
Worcestershire acute hospitals NHS trust80,116173,566
The United Bristol Healthcare NHS trust82,729225,073
Northern general hospital NHS trust61,663178,477
The Royal Free Hampstead hospital59,356266,340
Central Manchester healthcare trust64,323222,543
Nottingham City hospital NHS trust91,768186,897
Central Sheffield University hospital96,914202,664
Nottingham University hospital84,046190,179
Addenbrooke's NHS trust87,612217,513
Southampton University hospital95,232239,382
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS trust80,448403,301
St Mary's hospital NHS trust56,040186,056
St George's Healthcare NHS trust61,202223,195
King's Healthcare NHS trust56,718236,398
South Manchester University hospitals NHS trust83,990180,652
Salford Royal Hospitals NHS trust51,846123,398
Barts and the London NHS trust85,561328,379
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University hospital NHS trust83,169196,874
Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS trust52,342195,039
The Hammersmith hospitals NHS trust67,224273,738
Leeds teaching hospitals NHS trust178,932504,292
University hospital Birmingham70,041228,410
University College London hospitals NHS trust58,018341,910
The Newcastle upon Tyne hospital149,187332,014
Oxford Radcliffe hospital NHS trust102,235300,442
University hospitals of Leicester NHS trust181,443346,083


Finished consultant episodes data

An FCE is defined as a period of patient care under one consultant in one healthcare provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as one person may have several episodes within the year.

FCE figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data.


Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health.

Income data:

2000–01 income figures remain provisional and are subject to continuing audit by the National Audit Office.


Primary Care Trust Summarisation Schedules 2000–01

NHS Trust Summarisation Schedules 2000–01

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