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Smoking: Health Services

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds have been made available for smoking cessation programmes; and how the allocations to individual funds are determined. (155948)

The total funding allocation for the NHS Stop Smoking Services is set out in the following table.

Financial allocations to the NHS for stop smoking services

£ million

1979-98

0

1998-99

0

1999-2000

10 (HAZs only)

2000-01

20 (10 HAZs, 10 Has)

2001-02

123 (10 HAZ, 10 Has)

2002-03

123

2003-04

41

2004-05

46

2005-06

51

2006-07

256

2007-08

256

HAZ= Health action zones. 1 £3 million in 2001-02 and 2002-03 for smoking in pregnancy initiative. 2 Including additional £5 million heavily weighted towards spearhead PCTs.

The 2006-07 and 2007-08 revenue allocations to Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) separately identify £211 million in 2006-07 and £342 million in 2007-08, around half of the £1 billion promised, to support implementation of the Choosing Health White Paper. For the two years covered by this allocation, a total of £10 million has been identified nationally to invest in the NHS Stop Smoking Services initiative.

Funding to support the NHS Stop Smoking Services has been allocated to PCTs on a weighted capitation basis, with the majority of the funding directed towards Spearhead PCTs.

Information on individual PCT allocations has been placed in the Library and is available at:

www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/OrganisationPolicy/FinanceAndPlanning/Allocations/AllocationsArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4104471&chk=kDkAyL