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Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was granted from each source of support within his Department to (a) Westminster City Council and (b) the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, outside the revenue support grant settlements, in each year since 1997. 
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Jacqui Smith: The tables show the funding made available by the Department to Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea outside the revenue support grant settlements in each year since 1997.
|Drugs and Alcohol Specific Grant||27||33||34|||||||||
|Guardians Ad Litem and Reporting Officer Services||29|||||||||||||
|Mental Health (Adults)||539||539||804||904||1,006||1,013||1,014|
|Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services||||||26||26||82||146||376|
|Training Support Programme||215||198||196||319||355||212|||
|Community Care Special Transitional Grant||2,305||2,171|||||||||||
|Adult Asylum-Seekers' Accommodation||3,847||5,306|||||||||||
|Persons from Abroad Children's Grant||2,835||3,753|||||||||||
|Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children's Grant||41||879||2,769|||||||||
|Young People's Substance Misuse Planning||||||||||51||53||(18)|
|Building Care Capacity||||||||||422||884|||
|Teenage Pregnancy Local Implementation||||||||||||38||(18)|
|Improving Information Management||||||||||17||187||164|
|Access and Systems Capacity||||||||||||||842|
|National Training Strategy||||||||||||||(18)|
|Human Resource Development Strategy||||||||||||||(18)|
|Supplementary Credit Approvals|
(18) TBAto be announced.
(19) The partnership and prevention grants combined in 200102 and became the promoting independence grant.
PFI credit approvals of #4.3 million were also issued to Westminster in 19992000.
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|Drugs and Alcohol Specific Grant||||33||644|||||||||
|Guardians Ad Litem and Reporting Officer Services||21|||||||||||||
|Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services||||||20||20||61||107||332|
|Training Support Programme||163||161||162||204||195||180||(20)|
|Community Care Special Transitional Grant||1,509||1,414|||||||||||
|Adult Asylum-Seekers' Accommodation||2,326||4,604|||||||||||
|Persons from Abroad Children's Grant||1,277||1,550|||||||||||
|Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children's Grant||152||647||1,496|||||||||
|Young People's Substance Misuse Planning||||||||||37||38||(20)|
|Building Care Capacity||||||||||265||563|||
|Teenage Pregnancy Local Implementation||||||||||||37||(20)|
|Improving Information Management||||||||||17||167||139|
|Access and Systems Capacity||||||||||||||600|
|National Training Strategy||||||||||||||(20)|
|Human Resources Development Strategy||||||||||||||(20)|
|Supplementary Credit Approvals|
(20) TBA to be announced.
(21) The partnership and prevention grants combined in 200102 and became the promoting independence grant.
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In 1998, the Social Exclusion Unit's report into rough sleeping stated that 20 per cent. of rough sleepers were misusing drugs. In July 2002, research by the charity Crisis found that 83 per cent. of single homeless people were drug users. Figures for people misusing alcohol were at around 30 to 50 per cent. in the SEU report, and recent anecdotal evidence suggests that this figure is still around the same.
On 4 December 2002, the Home Office's Drug Strategy Directorate and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Homelessness Directorate published new guidance entitled XDrug Services for Homeless People: a Good Practice Handbook", which is aimed at addressing these figures through mainstream and specialised drug services.
The Homelessness Directorate's report, XMore than a Roof", set out a new approach to tackling homelessness, focused on the problems that homeless people face in the places where they live. It identified addressing health needs as critical in helping homeless people, as well as preventing homelessness.
In the Cross-Cutting Review on health inequalities, which the Government published on 20 November 2002, inequalities faced by vulnerable groups, including homeless people, were identified as a top-line priority. As part of Government's response to this through measures to improve access to health services for vulnerable groups and others, the Government have put in place more than 1,300 Personal Medical Service Pilots and 42 NHS Walk-in Centres. Local authorities are expected to work with a range of organisations to deliver their homelessness strategies, including primary care trusts on appropriate health services.
In addition, all local housing authorities are now required, under the Homelessness Act 2002, to conduct a review of homelessness in their district and to adopt a strategy, by July 2003, which must include plans for ensuring that accommodation and support are available for homeless people. As made clear in the statutory Homelessness Code of Guidance for local authorities, published jointly by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department of Health, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister expects local housing authorities to work with a range of organisations to deliver the aims of the homelessness strategy and ensure that all the support needs of homeless people are taken into account. This includes working with primary care trusts (PCTs), to deliver appropriate health services to this client group.
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Mr. Hutton: Government do not specify the content of the general practitioner training curriculum. This is the job of the joint committee on postgraduate training for general practice (JCPTGP), which is the competent authority for general practice training in the United Kingdom. The JCPTGP is an independent professional body, and it is required by section 9(3) of the Vocational Training Regulations 1997 to determine and publish the curriculum to be followed by a GP registrar, a trainee GP.
the ability to apply factual medical knowledge to the management of problems presented by patients in general practice;
effective communication, both orally and in writing;
the ability to consult satisfactorily with general practice patients;
the ability to review and critically analyse the practitioner's own working practices and to manage any necessary changes appropriately;
clinical skills; and
the ability to synthesise all the above competencies and apply them appropriately in a general practice setting.
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