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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 572: debated on Tuesday 10 December 2013

Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Work and Pensions

Personal Independence Payment: South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which of the 21 personal independence payment consultation centres serving South and East England cannot be reached within (a) 90 minutes and (b) 60 minutes by public transport from all parts of their catchment area.

[Official Report, 18 November 2013, Vol. 570, c. 677W.]

Letter of correction from Mike Penning:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Slough (Fiona Mactaggart) on 18 November 2013.

The full answer given was as follows: (174784)

No claimant should travel more than 90 minutes (single journey) by public transport, for their consultation. As part of the process Atos, as the assessment provider in the south and east of England, will offer an assessment at their nearest location and it is only when that location is full would claimants be sent to an alternative site. As part of their bid, Atos stated that 75-90% of claimants will have no journey longer than 60 minutes. In the exceptional circumstance where a claimant is unable to make a journey within 90 minutes via public transport Atos will offer either a home visit or the ability to use a taxi.

The correct answer should have been:

No claimant should travel more than 90 minutes (single journey) by public transport, for their consultation. As part of the process Atos, as the assessment provider in the south and east of England, will offer an assessment at their nearest location and it is only when that location is full would claimants be sent to an alternative site. As part of their bid, Atos stated that 75-90% of claimants will have no journey longer than 30 minutes. In the exceptional circumstance where a claimant is unable to make a journey within 90 minutes via public transport Atos will offer either a home visit or the ability to use a taxi.

Health

NHS England

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) total budget, (b) total number of staff and (c) budget for staff salaries is for those employed by NHS England but not for NHS England local area teams.

[Official Report, 28 November 2013, Vol. 571, c. 415W.]

Letter of correction from Dan Poulter:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Leicester West (Liz Kendall) on 28 November 2013.

The full answer given was as follows: (177610)

NHS England's total revenue budget for 2013-14 is £95.873 million, of which £2.016 million is to be spent on administration. How all spending is allocated is a matter for NHS England. NHS England has informed us that the administration budget for NHS England, excluding area teams and commissioning support units (its National Support Centre), is £332.2 million.

As at the end of October 2013, NHS England had 886.15 whole time equivalent staff in post within its National Support Centre.

The total pay budget for the total agreed staff numbers within the National Support Centre (1,106.48 whole time equivalent) is £75.2 million. There are currently vacancies within this staff structure.

The correct answer should have been:

NHS England's total revenue budget for 2013-14 is £95.873 billion, of which £2.016 billion is to be spent on administration. How all spending is allocated is a matter for NHS England. NHS England has informed us that the administration budget for NHS England, excluding area teams and commissioning support units (its National Support Centre), is £332.2 million.

As at the end of October 2013, NHS England had 886.15 whole time equivalent staff in post within its National Support Centre.

The total pay budget for the total agreed staff numbers within the National Support Centre (1,106.48 whole time equivalent) is £75.2 million. There are currently vacancies within this staff structure.

Education

Priority School Building Programme

To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools were (a) initially informed they would and (b) subsequently informed they would not receive funding for under three provision from the Priority School Building Programme by the Education Funding Agency.

[Official Report, 2 December 2013, Vol. 571, c. 540W.]

Letter of correction from David Laws:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Tom Blenkinsop) on 2 December 2013.

The full answer given was as follows: (179261)

I am not aware of any school that has been informed that they would receive funding for under three provision from the Priority Schools Building Programme. However, we have allocated £200 million to local authorities for this specific purpose, and we expect them to contribute a proportion of this funding where they wish to provide under three places.

The correct answer should have been:

I am not aware of any school that has been informed that they would receive funding for under three provision from the Priority Schools Building Programme. However, we have allocated £100 million to local authorities for this specific purpose, and we expect them to contribute a proportion of this funding where they wish to provide under three places.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department plans to allocate to under three provision in school buildings being built as part of the Priority School Building Programme; and if he will make a statement.

[Official Report, 3 December 2013, Vol. 571, c. 651W.]

Letter of correction from David Laws:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Tom Blenkinsop) on 3 December 2013.

The full answer given was as follows: (179266)

The purpose of the Priority Schools Building Programme is to rebuild schools in England in the worst condition. There is no provision made within the programme for under three places. However, we have allocated £200 million to local authorities for this specific purpose, and we expect them to contribute a proportion of this funding where they wish to provide under three places.

The correct answer should have been:

The purpose of the Priority Schools Building Programme is to rebuild schools in England in the worst condition. There is no provision made within the programme for under three places. However, we have allocated £100 million to local authorities for this specific purpose, and we expect them to contribute a proportion of this funding where they wish to provide under three places.