To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the distance from target for each primary care trust in Greater Manchester for each of the three years of the current spending settlement. 
[holding answer 19 May 2003]: The information requested is shown in the table. It shows distance from target for each primary care trust (PCT) in Greater Manchester, as determined by the weighted capitation formula for 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2005–06.
|Distance from target (percentage)1|
|Primary care trust||2003–04||2004–05||2005–06|
|Ashton, Leigh and Wigan||-3.38||-3.19||-3.12|
|Heywood and Middleton||-5.21||-4.92||-4.79|
|Tameside and Glossop||-2.75||-2.60||-2.53|
|1 A negative distance from target shows that the PCT is under target. A positive distance from target shows that the PCT is over target.|