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Andrew Selous: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds allocated by (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies are ring-fenced for specific purposes; and if he will list the allocations of funds involved. 
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long the Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust will remain in existence; and what will be the cost of (a) consulting on and (b) implementing a change of name. 
Ms Blears [holding answer 18 December 2001]: The trust, to be named North West Surrey Mental Health Partnership Trust from 1 April 2002, will remain in existence for a minimum of one year. Between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003 the new strategic health authority will conduct a review of mental health services across West Surrey and will consult on the proposed changes.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) health authority and (b) local authority inspection officers there are and how many of them have been matched to area manager positions in the National Care Standards Commission. 
Jacqui Smith: [holding answer 19 December 2001]: The number of inspectors who have been identified as eligible to transfer to the National Care Standards Commission is 1,192, of which 931 are from local authority units and 261 are from health authority units. No inspection officers were matched to area manager positions in the National Care Standards Commission. The area manager position is a new level of post, with no comparable equivalent in local authorities or health
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authorities. Posts were filled through a competitive recruitment exercise, with applications ringfenced to managers in the current 74 health authority, 123 local authority and 17 joint local and health authority registration and inspection units in England. 161 applications were received: 45 from health authority managers, 107 from local authority managers, and nine from managers of joint units. 15 applicants from health authority units were successful, compared with 54 from local authority units, and seven from joint health/local authority units.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) consultation has been undertaken by and (b) formal guidance and information his Department and the National Care Standards Commission have provided to health authorities and local authorities regarding the implementation of arrangements for the transfer of staff to the NCSC. 
Jacqui Smith: [holding answer 19 December 2001]: The Department and the National Care Standards Commission have consulted widely over the summer of 2001 with staff in local authorities and health authorities who are eligible to transfer to the National Care Standards Commission, on the terms and conditions of employment, pay arrangements, and arrangements for assigning transferring staff to posts. Discussions have been held regularly with the trade unions (Royal College of Nursing, Unison, MSF, GMB), who have also consulted their members on proposals. Staff were invited to respond to the consultation exercises through a dedicated staff helpline, attendance at regional roadshows in July, or by correspondence directly to the Department or National Care Standards Commission. All staff eligible to transfer were issued with guidance on the assignment process on 24 August 2001.
The Department has issued guidance on the transitional arrangements, including movement of staff into National Care Standards Commission offices, in Health Service Circular HSC 2001/011: Local Authority Circular LAC (2001)16 "Transition Arrangements for the Creation of the National Care Standards Commission", issued on 15 May 2001.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 15 October 2001, Official Report, column 1036W, what the four main medical reasons for re-admission as emergency within 28 days for those over 75 years of age were (a) in numbers re-admitted and (b) as a percentage in (1) Q3 200001, (ii) Q4 200001 and (iii) Q1 200102, by (A) region and (B) health authority. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what exemption in the Ministerial Code on Access to Information he declined to publish the results of the survey of local authorities undertaken by his Department in autumn 2000 to determine the available supply of care home places. 
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Jacqui Smith: [holding answer 19 December 2001]: The information related to incomplete statistics, where disclosure could be misleading (exemption 11(a)). The latest complete and validated data on the supply of care home places were published on 29 November in "Community Care Statistics 2001: Residential Personal Social Services for Adults, England", copies of which are available in the Library.
Mr. Hutton: Our aim is to create a university with award granting powers and a Royal Charter, with the same status as existing universities. Before a university can be created and awarded a Royal Charter, the Department for Education and Skills applies very rigorous processes and standards. It is recognised that this will take time. As the institution grows, we believe we can meet the required standards and at such time an application for a Royal Charter will be made.
Mrs. Lawrence: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what figures he has collated on the price paid in (a) the UK, (b) each other EU country, (c) the USA and (d) Japan for rcFVIII for the treatment of haemophiliacs. 
Yvette Cooper: The current average price for a unit of Recombinant Factor 8 in England is approximately 58 pence, including value added tax. The approximate number of units used in the UK is estimated to be 110 million.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of total NHS spending on personnel expenditure on non-national health service nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff represented in the financial years (a) 199798, (b) 199899, (c) 19992000 and (d) 200001. 
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wages in England, for the financial years 199798 to 200001. The non-NHS staff figures include all nurses, midwives and health visiting staff not directly employed by the NHS. The 200001 figures are the latest available and are provisional.
|Non-NHS nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff expenditure (£)||Total revenue expenditure on salaries and wages (£)||Non-NHS nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff expenditure as a percentage of total revenue expenditure on salaries and wages (%)|
200001 data are provisional.
1. Annual financial returns of NHS trusts, 199798 to 200001
2. Annual financial returns of health authorities, 199798 to 200001
3. Annual financial returns of primary care trusts, 200001
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