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NHS Outcome Targets

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his outcome targets are for the NHS for (a) 2002–03, (b) 2003–04, (c) five years hence and (d) 10 years hence; and how they have changed as a result of his statement on 18 April. [51915]

Mr. Hutton [holding answer 23 April 2002]: The Department's Public Service Agreement (PSA) contains a number of headline targets, such as:

Progress against PSA targets is recorded every year in the Department's annual report. The next departmental report will be published in spring 2002.

A new PSA will be published at the end of the spending review process (summer 2002).

Mental Health Care

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources are available for mental health in West Sussex; and what resources were available in each of the last five years. [53282]

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Ms Blears [holding answer 29 April 2002]: The amount spent on mental health services in West Sussex, in the last five years for which figures are available, is shown in the table.

£000 Percentage change


1. Data taken from Q4 monitoring returns table H08, forecast outturn, except for 2001–02 using C3 return.

2. The costs of general practitioners and prescribing are not analysed to condition related groups.

Details of the location and types of mental health services across West Sussex are not held centrally.

Residential/Nursing Home Beds

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the number of (a) residential home and (b) nursing home beds in England provided by (i) local authorities (ii) the private sector and (iii) the voluntary sector. [53271]

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Jacqui Smith [holding answer 29 April 2002]: Information on the number of places in residential and nursing care homes by accommodation type in England at 31 March 2001 is shown in the table.

Residential and nursing care places in England, at 31 March 2001

Local authority staffed homesPrivate homesVoluntary homes
Residential care50,858222,97067,347
Nursing care(26)(27)171,4304,582

(26) Excludes registered beds in private hospitals and clinics

(27) Not applicable


Department of Health annual returns

Social Services Inspection (Torbay)

Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the cost of the inspection conducted in the Torbay Unitary Authority area into social services; how many officials were involved in undertaking the inspection; and what the cost was of producing a report after the inspection. [52485]

Ms Blears [holding answer 29 April 2002]: The social services inspectorate conducted an inspection of children's service in Torbay in June 2001. This was the most recent inspection in social service and involved two inspectors. The total cost including publication of the inspection report was £18,000.