HC Deb 10 April 2001 vol 366 cc598-9W
Gillian Merron

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Lincoln constituency, the effects on Lincoln of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [152978]

Yvette Cooper

Detailed information on the impact of Department of Health policies nationally is set out in the Department of Health Annual Reports. A copy of the most recent report "Department of Health—Government Expenditure Plans 2000–01" is available in the House of Commons Library and on the Department of Health website at www.doh.gov.uk/dhreport.

The impact of policies is not examined by constituency and statistics collected centrally by the Department are not collected on a constituency basis.

My hon. Friend's constituency falls within the geographical area covered by Lincolnshire health authority and Lincolnshire county council social services.

The increases in allocations between 1996–97 and 2001–02 for north Derbyshire health authority are set out in the table.

Increases in allocations between 1996–97 and 2001–02
£ million (cash) 119.8
£ million (real terms) 75.6
Percentage (cash) 37.16
Percentage (real terms) 21.53


Increases for 1999–2000 onwards are for unified allocations which cover hospital and community health services, prescribing and discretionary family health services. Those for previous years cover hospital and community health services only.

Lincolnshire health authority has also received additional funding for certain policies. This includes: £233,000 for accident and emergency modernisation between 1997–98 and 2000–01; £107,000, £228,000, £244,000 and £208,000 for improving cancer services (breast, colorectal, lung and cancer outpatients) in 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01 respectively; £9.631 million to reduce waiting lists and times between 1997–98 and 2000–01; £1.662 million to expand critical care services in 2000–01; £622,000 to deal with winter pressures and delayed discharges in 2000–01; £238,000 for heart disease services between 1997–98 and 2000–01; £307,000 invested in dentistry between 1997–98 and 2000–01.

In addition, my hon. Friend's constituents will benefit from Special Assistance Funding of £4.4 million invested in 1999–2001 in order to reconfigure and restructure services in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire residents have also benefited from a £1.446 million major hospital redevelopment scheme at Pilgrim hospital, Boston.

Lincolnshire county council's personal social services standard spending assessment (SSA) for 2001–02 compared with 1996–97 is set out in the table.

Percentage increase
£ million Real Cash
1996–97 73.704
2001–02 95.326 14.5 29.3

In addition to the SSAs referred to Lincolnshire county council received additional funding in the form of a number of special and specific grants as set out in the table.

1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02
Special Transitional Grant1 4,015
Partnership grant2 2,890 2,478 3,520
Prevention grant2 237 357 3,520
Carers grant3 245 565 793
Children's grant3 566 890 2,163
Mental Health Core grant 539 910 1,051 41,351
Training Support Grant 352 859 336 4307
1 The special transitional grant ended in 1998–99
The partnership and prevention grants have been combined in 2001–02 and called the promoting independence grant
3 The carers' and children's grants were introduced in 1999–2000
4 Indicative allocation