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Mr. Neil Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) increases in funding have been given to the Wigan and Bolton health authority and (b) grants for specific projects have been given to the Wigan Leigh NHS Hospital Trust since May 1997. 
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199899: £665,000: Mental Health Intensive Care Unit;
19992000: £480,000 2 : Start of Phase 4 service rationalisation;
Between 19992000 and 200001: £1,950,000 in respect of modernisation, waiting list moneys as well as "action on funds"; and
200102: £2,700,000 for accident and emergency reprovision together with £961,000 for a new mortuary.
1 The Wigan and Leigh Health Services NHS Trust merged with the Wrightington Hospital NHS Trust on 1 April 2001 to form the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust. Conditional capital allocations to the Wrightington hospital have not been included in this response.
2 The total value of this scheme is £22,000,000 and is due to be completed in 200405.
Yvette Cooper: The £100 million was allocated on the basis of individual bids submitted by maternity units after consultation with local staff and users. The bids were prioritised and allocations recommended by regional offices to target hospitals which were in greatest need. A central panel reviewed the bids to ensure national consistency.
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Dr. Richard Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the use of mixed sex wards in NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement about the scale of use of such wards. 
Ms Blears: Guidance on maintaining privacy and dignity was first issued to the service in 1997 and since then the national health service has been working towards a clear target to eliminate mixed sex accommodation in 95 per cent. of national health service trusts by December 2002.
It is not possible to provide information at the level of the individual ward. The majority of hospital wards are usually subdivided into bays which are designated as male or female. Depending on the case mix and local need, the exact proportion of male to female bays will vary.
Registration numbers were reduced by the shortening of the registration period for new registrations from September 1996. For adults the period fell from 24 to 15 months. Children's registrations used to lapse at the end of the following calendar year; they now last for 24 months. This affected registration numbers between December 1997 and August 1998. Data for 199697, 199798 and 199899 are not comparable with later years.
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Ms Blears: An estimated £1.2 billion will be spent on the general dental service and in excess of £50 million revenue will be invested in personal dental service pilot schemes in the current financial year. In addition local health authorities invest their own resources in the community dental services (information on the levels of this investment is not held centrally). These levels of expenditure are anticipated to continue in the next financial year.
Ms Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people are registered with an NHS dentist in (a) Stoke-on-Trent, North, (b) Staffordshire, (c) Stoke-on-Trent and (d) the United Kingdom. 
Ms Blears: The number of people registered with General Dental Services (GDS) dentists as a percentage of the population in North and South Staffordshire health authority areas at 31 December 2001 was 43 per cent. and 46 per cent. respectively. The combined North and South Staffordshire HA registration rate at 31 December 2001 was 44 per cent. The registration rate in the United Kingdom was 48 per cent.
Mr. Cameron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residential places were available for the treatment of drug addicts in (a) 1992, (b) 1997 and (c) 2000; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Blears: Statistics are not held centrally for the years requested. However, the Department conducted a survey in 2001 to establish the number of residential places across England for those requiring treatment for substance misuse problems, including drugs and alcohol. The results of this indicate that there are approximately a total of 3,100 residential places covering both adults and young people available within this sector.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is given to the Commission on Health Improvement on taking evidence from local trade union representatives when they are investigating local health facilities; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 25 February 2002]: We have given no guidance to the independent Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) on those bodies or individuals from whom it should take evidence when investigating local health facilities.
However, when carrying out a local review, CHI spends two days meeting with local people and non-statutory organisation with an interest in the national health service trust concerned. Stakeholders may include members of the public, voluntary and non-profit organisations, staff associations and trade union representatives.
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Ms Blears [holding answer 25 February 2002]: The table lists expenditure for each of the 26 health action zones in the three years from 1999, and that envisaged for 200203, some £237 million. In addition, health authorities in HAZ areas have received targeted funding or health inequalities adjustment funding of £305 million in the same period.
|HAZ||19992000||200001||200102||Planned 200203||Grand total|
|Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham||4,356||3,818||3,808||3,871||15,853|
|South Yorkshire Coalfields||3,821||3,051||3,058||3,188||13,118|
|Manchester, Salford and Trafford||4,853||4,080||4,484||4,643||18,060|
|Tyne and Wear||6,170||4,564||4,612||4,898||20,244|
|1 wave total||33,465||28,218||29,040||29,251||119,974|
|Hull and East Riding||1,668||2,377||2,415||2,377||8,837|
|Bury and Rochdale||1,152||1,558||1,558||1,545||5,813|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||1,369||1,688||1,906||1,902||6,865|
|Camden and Islington||1,453||1,893||1,904||1,878||7,128|
|2 wave total||23,025||31,146||31,735||31,227||117,133|
The totals indicated in the table include Smoking Cessation, Drugs Prevention and Innovations Fund Moneys as well as core Programme and Development funding. (There has been no Drugs Prevention funding allocated for 200203).
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