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Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 11 March 2002, Official Report, column 811W, on ward refurbishment, which hospitals and institutions will have their psychiatric wards refurbished as a consequence of the dedicated budget established in 200102. 
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Ms Blears [holding answer 10 April 2002]: The £15 million total consists of two separate funding sources. £10 million additional funding for mental health was allocated to regions on a weighted capitation basis for the refurbishment/redecoration of psychiatric wards; updating information technology; the provision of alternatives to acute admissions; and voluntary sector support. Details of how this funding was allocated locally are not held centrally.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust (Fairmile Hospital)
Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Mental Health Trust (Barrow Hospital) 1
East London and City Mental Health Trust (St. Clements)
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (St. Anne's)
County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust (the Gables and County Hospital, the Pierremont Unit)
Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust (St. Lukes, Middlesbrough)
Worcester Community and MH NHS Trust (Redditch, Bromsgrove, Worcester and Kidderminster)
Coventry Healthcare Trust (Caludon Centre)
Shropshire Community NHS Trust (Telford and Wrekin, Shrewsbury)
North Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust (Small Heath)
South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust (Queen Elizabeth Hospital)
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust (Lister and QE2 Hospitals) 1
Rotherham Priority Health Services NHS Trust (Rotherham)
Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare Trust (Scunthorpe)
North Sefton and West Lancashire Community NHS Trust (Ormskirk and District General) 1
Tameside and Glossop Community and Priority Services NHS Trust (Wards 3536)
St. Helen's and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust (Whiston Hospital).
1 Scheme spans more than one year and full allocation not spent in 200102.
The comprehensive measures introduced by the Firework (Safety) Regulations 1997 and actively enforced by Trading Standards Departments are supplemented by robust and targeted safety campaigns to warn consumers of the dangers of misusing.
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Ms Blears: The proportion of prescriptions produced by computer and issued electronically by general practitioners in the last year was between 60 and 80 per cent. dependent on which health authority area the GP was situated.
Mr. Hutton: Guidance on the requirements for new accommodation is given in Health Building Notes and Design Guides HBN 4 "In-patient accommodationoptions for choice". The guidance provides national health service trusts with design solutions to meet the requirements of privacy, dignity and safety. Additional guidance on achieving single sex accommodation "Enhancing Privacy and Dignity" has been issued.
Mr. Hutton: Information regarding the total stock of out-patient waiters is not collected. However, published out-patient activity statistics show that 5 per cent. of patients referred by general practitioners who were seen during the period October to December 2001 had been waiting longer than 26 weeks.
Mr. Hutton: Primary care trusts (PCTs) may develop indicative budgets at practice or locality level to make explicit resource use within a PCT, encourage fairer more transparent allocation of resources and enable primary care to lever strategic change within local health communities.
Incentive schemes created in conjunction with the development of indicative budgets encourage general practitioners to understand and reflect on their current practice and innovate. PCTs in consultation with practices and through the development of a local health improvement and modernisation programme should develop and agree a commissioning plan for the PCT as a whole, reflecting the health needs of local communities. This two-way dialogue allows PCTs to secure services for their populations that general practitioners and other primary and community health professionals identify as being necessary. Work is in hand to scope how PCTs and practices could be supported to develop indicative budgets at practice level. This could be through developing a national framework or local models of good practice.
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Jacqui Smith: Our policy on services for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers is set out in the White Paper "Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century" published in March 2001. This was supplemented by guidance to local authorities and the national health service in August 2001.
Our objective for housing is to enable people with learning disabilities and their families to have greater choice and control over where and how they live. People with learning disabilities can live successfully in different types of housing including small-scale ordinary housing, supported living and village and residential communities as well as residential care. We expect local authorities to ensure that all housing options are considered when they are exploring the future housing, care and support needs of people with learning disabilities and their families.
Councils should respect the preferences of individuals and their families, wherever the preferred options will meet individuals' assessed needs and are affordable. Where there is limited demand for a particular option, councils and housing authorities may need to consider joining with neighbouring authorities to encourage the development of a greater range of provision.
Learning disability partnership boards have been set up in each local authority area to oversee and advise on implementation of the Valuing People programme. Boards have been asked to produce local housing strategies for people with learning disabilities by winter 200203. The Department and the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions will issue shortly guidance about this for learning disability partnership boards.
Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure on the NHS was as a proportion of the GDP of England in the last 12 months; and to what extent he collates information about NHS expenditure in Scotland as a percentage of Scottish GDP in order to assess his progress towards meeting his targets. 
Mr. Hutton: The gross domestic product (GDP) for England is not yet available for 200102. The latest available GDP for England is for 1999 and is published by the Office of National Statistics in 'Regional Trends' which is available in the Library. Figures for later years are available on a United Kingdom basis only.
The Government's target for health care investment is for the whole of the United Kingdom. NHS expenditure in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is therefore collected by the Department in order to calculate total national health service expenditure in the United Kingdom.
Planned NHS expenditure in the United Kingdom for 200102 was 6.3 per cent. of GDP. This means that total healthcare expenditure, including private healthcare, as a percentage of GDP last year was 7.3 per cent. rising to 7.6 per cent. by 200304 based on latest expenditure plans.
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Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust is continuing to work with the health authority and local primary care trusts to explore options for the reprovision of services, retaining locally accessible services where possible. This will be linked to continuing work to develop local care models with alternatives to hospital admission.
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