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Private Finance Initiative Contracts

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total external spend by his Department was on

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private finance initiative consultants in each of the last four years; how many full-time equivalent consultants were employed over this period; how many billed consultancy days there were per year; what the implied

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average cost of each PFI consultant was; how many consultancy firms were used by his Department over this period; and if he will make a statement. [31042]

Mr. Hutton: The total external spend by the Department on private finance initiative consultancy work from 1998 to date is £607,701.02; broken down and is shown in the table.

Private finance initiative consultancy work 1998 to date

YearCost (£)Number of firms

The fees charged in the majority of cases was for specific work at an agreed cost with the company. It is therefore not possible to calculate how many consultants were employed, nor how many consultancy days there were per year.

NHS Operations (Private Sector)

Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were carried out under the NHS and performed in the private sector in the last 12 months. [33759]

Mr. Hutton: Since November 2000 the Independent Healthcare Association has collected monthly data from independent health care providers about the number of NHS patients treated by them. According to data made available to the Department by the IHA, in the calendar year 2001 at least 71,750 procedures were carried out in the independent sector in England, paid for by the NHS. This includes out-patient appointments, day cases and in-patient treatment.

Public Appointments

Mr. Forth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the appointments made by his Department since 1 May 1997 of chairmen of (a) non-departmental public bodies, (b) commissions, (c) inquiries, (d) agencies and (e) task forces; and if he will list their (i) term of office, (ii) salary and (iii) known political affiliation (A) past and (B) present. [33888]

Ms Blears: Information relating to non-departmental public bodies and special health authorities (both of which includes commissions) and public inquiries has been placed in the Library. This does not include information

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on the political affiliation of chairs of the bodies listed as this is not collected. None of the agencies for which the Department is responsible have chairs. Information on the number, remit and membership of task forces, ad hoc advisory groups and reviews has been published by the Cabinet Office on a regular basis. The first report was published on 11 January 2000 and gives information for the period between 1 May 1997 to 31 October 1999. A second report was published on 27 July 2000, and covered the period 1 November 1999 to 30 April 2000. A third report was published on 27 December 2000 covering the period 1 May 2000 to 31 October 2000. The most recent report: "Task forces, Ad Hoc Advisory Groups and Reviews", which was issued in October 2001, covers the period of the financial year 2000–01. Copies of these reports are available in the Library.

Wanless Report

Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the recommendations for future health care in the interim report by Derek Wanless and the medicine reclassification initiatives upon plans for the future training of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals; and if he will make a statement on the plans for such training. [36296]

Mr. Hutton: HM Treasury commissioned a report by Derek Wanless, "Securing our Future Health: Taking a Long-Term View" to review the technological, demographic and medical trends over the next two decades that will affect the national health service. An interim report has been issued for consultation. A final report is expected later this year.

The Government are committed to making more medicines more widely available where it is safe to do so and the training and information needs of health care professionals and patients is an integral part in this process.

Public-Private Partnerships

Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which public-private partnerships with a capital value in excess of £1 million are under negotiation by his Department; and if he will make a statement. [36368]

Mr. Hutton: The table lists the private finance initiative schemes with a capital value of £1 million or greater which are currently under negotiation. All these schemes have placed an Official Journal of the European Communities notice and have yet to reach final close.

RegionTrustProject description
Northern and YorkshireNewcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS TrustCompletion of Reconfiguration of Acute Hospital Services in Newcastle
Northern and YorkshireLeeds Teaching Hospital NHS TrustImplementation of Leeds Acute Services Reconfiguration Strategy
Northern and YorkshireNorth Durham Health Care NHS TrustChester-le-Street Community Hospital
Northern and YorkshireHuddersfield and Calderdale NHS TrustsEPR (Electronic Patient Record) scheme
Northern and YorkshireLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustEPR scheme
Northern and YorkshireLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustRedevelopment of Wharfdale General Hospital
Northern and YorkshireBradford Hospitals NHS Trust and Airdale NHS TrustEPR scheme
TrentSouthern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS TrustAcute Reconfiguration
TrentNottingham Healthcare NHS TrustElderly Mental Health
TrentDoncaster and South Humber NHS TrustMental Health services
TrentNottingham City Hospital NHS TrustStaff residences
EasternEast and North Hertfordshire NHS TrustAmbulatory Care Centre
EasternPrincess Alexandra Hospital NHS TrustStaff accommodation
EasternHinchingbrooke NHS TrustDTC
LondonHavering Hospitals NHS TrustRedevelopment of Hospital facilities
LondonNewham Healthcare NHS TrustRationalisation
LondonThe Whittington Hospital NHS TrustRedevelopment of Acute Hospital Services
LondonParkside Health NHS TrustWillesden
LondonWest London Pathology ConsortiumPathology Systems
LondonHavering Hospital NHS TrustEPR scheme
LondonKing's Healthcare NHS TrustEPR scheme
LondonGuy's and St. Thomas' Hospital NHS TrustEPR scheme
LondonLewisham Hospital NHS TrustEPR scheme
LondonBarts and The London NHS TrustAcute rationalisation
LondonSouth West London Community TrustReconfiguration of Queen Mary's Roehampton
South EastPortsmouth Hospitals NHS TrustAcute rationalisation
South EastOxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS TrustRadcliffe infirmary relocation to John Radcliffe Hospital site
South EastStoke Mandeville Hospital NHS TrustPartial Redevelopment
South EastNewbury Primary Care NHS TrustConsolidation of sites in Newbury
South EastNuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS TrustOrthopaedic/Medicines redevelopment
South EastNorthamptonshire Healthcare NHS TrustMental Health Acute Hospital reprovision
South EastEast Kent Community NHS TrustWest View Reprovision Joint NHS/Local Authority
South EastBrighton Health Care NHS TrustRenal Unit Reprovision
South EastNorthampton Community Healthcare NHS TrustDanetre Community Health Centre Joint NHS/Local Authority
South EastInvicta Community Care NHS TrustMental Health Reprovision
South EastNorthamptonshire Healthcare NHS TrustAcute Mental Health Ward reprovision
South EastBrighton Health Care NHS TrustBrighton Education Centre
South EastBournewood Community and Mental Health NHS TrustWalton and Chertsey Health Centres
South EastAshford and St. Peter's NHS TrustEnergy Management Scheme
South EastMid-Sussex NHS TrustLow Secure Unit
South EastRoyal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS TrustRBBH EPR
South EastRoyal Surrey County HospitalEPR scheme
South EastHeatherwood and Wexham Park NHS TrustEPR scheme
South EastMilton Keynes General NHS TrustEPR scheme
South EastSouth Buckinghamshire NHS TrustEPR scheme
South EastStoke Mandeville NHS TrustEPR scheme
South WestGloucestershire Royal NHS TrustSite redevelopment
South WestExeter and District Community Health Services NHS TrustTiverton Hospital
South WestCornwall Healthcare NHS TrustWestern Mental Health, Cambourne and Redruth
South WestSouth West Regional ProcurementEPR systems
South WestSwindon and MarlboroughEPR scheme
South WestAvon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnerships NHS TrustReprovision of mental health services
West MidlandsNorth Staffordshire Hospital NHS TrustEPR scheme
West MidlandsUniversity Hospitals Warwickshire and Coventry NHS TrustNew DGH
West MidlandsMid-Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS TrustEPR scheme
West MidlandsBirmingham City Hospital NHS TrustDTC
North WestCentral Manchester Healthcare NHS TrustService Reconfiguration
North WestBlackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Healthcare NHS TrustSite Rationalisation
North WestCountess of Chester Hospital NHS TrustStaff Residential Accommodation
North WestChristie NHS TrustEPR scheme
North WestBlackburn NHS TrustEPR scheme
North WestBurnley NHS TrustEPR scheme
North WestNorth Manchester NHS TrustEPR scheme
North WestChorley and Preston NHS TrustEPR scheme
North WestSalford Mental Health NHS TrustEPR scheme

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