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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the letter of 10 May 2006 from the acting chief executive of the NHS on the Operating Framework for 2006-07, Gateway reference 6509, whether all contracts between primary care trusts and providers setting out agreed service requirements and shared activity plans have been signed. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information is not available relating to operations commissioned locally from the private sector. Information on the number of elective procedures performed by centrally procured independent sector schemes from 2003-04 is shown in the table.
| Note: Data prior to 2003-04 is not available. Source: Department of Health.|
Andy Burnham: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has conducted an appraisal of Docetaxel for the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer and published its guidance to the national health service on 28 June
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2006, Official Report, column 1708W, on recombinant factor VII, what funding her Department is providing for 2006-07; and what funding will be made available for 2007-08 and beyond. 
Caroline Flint: For 2006-07, the moneys previously included within central budgets for allocation to the national health service have now been included as a block sum for strategic health authorities to manage. To ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved this is accompanied by a service level agreement.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adults were placed in residential care out of area in the last year for which figures are available; and what proportion of state-funded placements this figure represented. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The number of adult supported residents placed outside their local authority in England was 48,900 at 31 March 2005. This represented 18 per cent. of the total council supported residents in England.
The former Severalls Hospital was included in the portfolio of 96 sites acquired by English Partnerships on 6 April 2005 from the Department of Health. I understand English Partnerships anticipates marketing the site in September/October of this year with a view to completing a sale by the summer of 2007.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) human embryo and (b) embryonic stem cell research projects are being supported from public funds; at which research establishments such research is being conducted; how much has been allocated annually to each project; and which researcher is in charge of each project. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients admitted to out-patient waiting lists by their general practitioner were seen within 13 weeks in each year since 1990. 
|Percentage of general practitioner referrals for first out-patient appointment seen within 13 weeks (commissioner-based)|
|Quarter||Percentage of patients seen in under 13 weeks||Total number of patients seen in quarter|
| Source: QM08.|
|Number of patients on in-patient and out-patient waiting lists, 1997 to 2006 (provider-based)|
|As at March each year||In-patient ordinary||Day case||Total||Out-patient|
|(1) Prior to 1988, in-patient waiting list did not include day case admissions. (2 )Figure quoted for April 2004. Total number waiting for out-patient appointment not collected prior to April 2004. Source: KH07 and QM08.|
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