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NHS: Finance

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when account was taken of forecast rates of inflation in determining the (a) prospective increase in the rates of pay for NHS nurses and (b) proposed increase in the cost of a prescription. (126191)

The review body on nurses and other health professions is required to have regard to the Government’s inflation target, and its consideration of pay and price changes in relation to its recommendation of a 2.5 per cent. increase in nurses pay this year is set out in chapter 7 of its “Twenty Second Report on Nursing an Other Health Professions 2007” (Cm 7029) published in March.

No account was taken of forecast rates of inflation in determining the increase in the prescription charge from 1 April 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average per capita social services spending has been (a) in England and (b) in each local authority area since 1979. (140560)

There would be disproportionate costs incurred to produce information at this level of detail across the whole time period requested. The following table therefore shows the information (in cash terms, including adults and children's social care) from 2000-01, from which time an improved means was introduced for collecting these data through an annual return.

The average per capita social services spending from 2000-01 to 2005-06 for each council

£

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Cumbria

169

189

217

247

283

308

Northumberland

212

240

260

314

349

387

Gateshead

278

288

322

338

377

396

Newcastle upon Tyne

282

306

416

378

412

429

North Tyneside

251

274

350

396

405

442

South Tyneside

286

303

332

403

511

429

Sunderland

236

257

290

330

334

347

Hartlepool UA

232

242

287

305

356

385

Middlesbrough UA

243

274

313

324

344

382

Redcar and Cleveland UA

225

236

260

274

324

347

Stockton-on-Tees UA

194

205

221

236

263

294

Durham

204

226

260

319

349

365

Darlington UA

197

217

254

311

294

316

Barnsley

203

223

259

251

322

340

Doncaster

212

224

237

273

285

304

Rotherham

227

237

260

288

329

353

Sheffield

254

260

270

310

335

358

Bradford

218

229

258

303

335

343

Calderdale

216

229

252

285

308

335

Kirklees

207

226

247

268

321

358

Leeds

219

246

273

312

341

361

Wakefield

203

215

233

270

309

340

East Riding of Yorkshire UA

154

161

188

217

246

261

Kingston upon hull UA

300

312

338

345

370

428

North-east Lincolnshire UA

208

216

262

282

296

333

North Lincolnshire UA

189

209

246

268

298

313

North Yorkshire

159

167

201

238

266

282

York UA

166

169

208

228

242

260

Bolton

213

224

240

275

307

333

Bury

200

219

246

270

307

323

Manchester

324

368

414

462

515

557

Oldham

232

241

270

336

324

349

Rochdale

238

249

264

275

310

350

Salford

296

310

338

373

409

433

Stockport

224

229

249

278

309

322

Tameside

233

239

258

285

305

323

Trafford

198

215

240

267

286

312

Wigan

200

216

238

263

290

303

Knowsley

244

263

308

326

354

389

Liverpool

354

336

377

414

412

443

Sefton

238

249

295

316

337

352

St. Helens

246

256

263

295

330

372

Wirral

239

269

307

329

367

382

Cheshire

171

187

211

228

259

288

Halton UA

212

221

251

300

331

362

Warrington UA

163

177

207

228

259

286

Lancashire

194

206

237

286

313

331

Blackburn with Darwen UA

244

260

309

331

369

390

Blackpool UA

266

271

292

366

413

428

Warwickshire

151

168

197

235

255

267

Birmingham

266

277

302

332

371

411

Coventry

248

257

300

319

347

393

Dudley

188

202

231

260

292

318

Sandwell

261

283

322

352

425

433

Solihull

184

196

232

268

316

348

Walsall

243

263

319

394

439

457

Wolverhampton

268

281

315

343

386

424

Staffordshire

155

167

190

225

254

289

Stoke-on-Trent UA

221

240

276

306

345

377

Herefordshire UA

174

181

218

235

265

283

Worcestershire

170

178

207

254

270

288

Shropshire

161

178

203

252

258

271

Telford and the Wrekin UA

192

195

214

236

277

295

Lincolnshire

164

172

204

256

292

303

Northamptonshire

190

177

221

265

301

322

Derbyshire

194

202

225

268

293

313

Derby UA

233

247

253

283

304

329

Leicestershire

134

143

167

200

215

229

Leicester UA

258

276

309

330

357

379

Rutland UA

139

151

168

182

197

218

Nottinghamshire

172

181

212

280

305

315

Nottingham UA

287

298

324

338

371

375

Hertfordshire

189

207

236

285

315

333

Norfolk

185

198

233

277

309

356

Oxfordshire

190

200

214

252

262

265

Suffolk

177

193

225

269

307

336

Bedfordshire

181

192

216

261

294

284

Luton UA

239

253

266

293

355

376

Buckinghamshire

157

171

195

224

265

274

Milton Keynes UA

183

191

224

233

246

283

Bracknell Forest UA

201

219

226

246

266

298

West Berkshire UA

188

201

232

245

286

305

Reading UA

241

270

296

324

351

357

Slough UA

304

265

313

340

352

370

Windsor and Maidenhead UA

188

190

210

243

274

280

Wokingham UA

156

177

195

228

228

248

Essex

184

200

241

290

320

347

Southend-on-Sea UA

248

266

308

341

375

386

Thurrock UA

202

220

241

268

299

99

Cambridgeshire

161

178

203

248

277

307

Peterborough UA

231

237

283

267

307

330

Camden

471

469

480

502

525

540

Greenwich

402

414

447

477

509

517

Hackney

489

464

469

576

556

586

Hammersmith and Fulham

492

509

523

562

557

566

Islington

596

591

613

645

670

667

Kensington and Chelsea

462

434

438

430

424

411

Lambeth

473

497

519

589

607

631

Lewisham

384

429

452

498

549

546

Southwark

523

501

496

529

589

603

Tower Hamlets

450

502

537

540

581

615

Wandsworth

337

323

357

355

429

404

Westminster

516

514

537

513

505

472

City of London

1,005

929

920

926

816

817

Barking and Dagenham

373

391

439

468

497

521

Barnet

271

316

322

358

353

388

Bexley

216

232

256

279

291

306

Brent

278

272

303

358

360

381

Bromley

274

235

235

269

289

301

Croydon

242

268

315

364

380

401

Ealing

285

309

318

356

383

404

Enfield

266

285

310

370

347

388

Haringey

478

529

521

614

563

583

Harrow

267

278

290

310

350

361

Havering

210

232

259

265

304

312

Hillingdon

229

326

357

383

433

453

Hounslow

283

301

326

376

408

439

Kingston upon Thames

231

246

284

306

326

347

Merton

245

261

276

313

314

309

Newham

424

431

460

496

491

520

Redbridge

264

270

284

310

307

317

Richmond upon Thames

227

323

321

321

329

342

Sutton

228

227

266

288

311

333

Waltham Forest

353

355

372

403

401

403

Isle of Wight UA

203

212

259

301

334

361

Surrey

167

180

205

248

281

297

West Sussex

183

195

235

276

299

317

Dorset

165

179

200

252

279

310

Bournemouth UA

260

274

302

327

347

376

Poole UA

174

196

225

231

255

280

Hampshire

141

153

177

199

239

251

Portsmouth UA

257

262

303

308

340

359

Southampton UA

249

225

297

330

345

354

East Sussex

211

227

264

320

350

370

Brighton and Hove UA

267

285

332

376

430

439

Wiltshire

163

164

192

233

265

289

Swindon UA

178

200

232

250

279

292

Kent

211

225

270

302

310

311

Medway Towns UA

169

188

208

231

257

269

Cornwall

167

184

209

256

293

305

Gloucestershire

168

176

208

277

307

315

Somerset

167

174

203

231

264

288

Isles of Scilly

192

250

265

237

264

Bath and North-east Somerset UA

192

211

245

260

288

294

Bristol UA

242

261

298

325

369

381

North Somerset UA

157

168

223

288

322

337

South Gloucestershire UA

140

153

177

198

226

265

Devon

178

189

231

253

277

294

Plymouth UA

240

253

282

309

362

379

Torbay UA

238

250

301

392

425

445

England total

222

236

265

301

329

348

Notes:

1. The table shows total net cost of social services per head of population, this is the total spend excluding capital charges minus income received from client contributions and other income which includes income from the national health service.

2. In 2003-04 the supported people grant was introduced which should be taken into consideration when making comparisons over time. The expenditure information is actual spend and has not been adjusted for inflation.

3. Data are unavailable for the Isles of Scilly for 2000-01.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much budget allocation was provided for (a) NHS Greater Manchester, (b) Tameside and Glossop primary care trust and (c) Oldham primary care trust in each of the last three years, broken down by main categories of activity; and how much was spent against each budget in each case. (140650)

Primary care trusts (PCTs) are responsible for meeting the health needs of their population using the resources available to them. The following table shows the revenue resource limit for PCTs in Greater Manchester from the published accounts and the draft figures for 2006-07.

£ million

Organisation name

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Oldham PCT

267.9

300.4

318.5

Tameside and Glossop PCT

263.5

292.0

311.5

Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT

357.9

392.3

418.2

Bolton PCT

300.5

342.6

351.2

Bury PCT

194.4

214.3

231.6

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT

247.1

274.4

288.5

Salford Teaching PCT

325.6

344.3

368.3

Manchester PCT

672.5

735.4

781.6

Stockport PCT

313.8

356.8

366.2

Trafford PCT

239.7

271.4

275.3