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Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Service Level Agreement is for the provision of Recombinant Factor VIII in each strategic health authority in England. (142045)

Funding for the provision of Recombinant Factor VIII for each strategic health authority (SHA) is in the SHA bundle, that incorporates a number of budgets formerly managed directly by the Department. The value of the SHA bundle for 2007-08 is £6,945.78 million, and was announced in the NHS Operating Framework that was published on 11 December to the NHS. Allocations are made direct to SHAs, and they manage the distribution of funds among the different programmes, including for Recombinant Factor VIII, taking account of local circumstances.