HC Deb 23 April 2001 vol 367 cc163-4W
Mr. Ian Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Eccles constituency, the effects on Eccles of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [157283]

Mr. Denham

Detailed information on the impact of Department policies nationally is set out in the Department's annual reports. A copy of the most recent report "Department of Health—Government Expenditure Plans 2000–2001" is available in the Library and on the Department of Health website at www.doh.gov.uk/dhreport.

The impact of policies are 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 Salford and Trafford health authority and Salford and Trafford social services authorities.

Increases in allocations between 1996–97 and 2001–02 for Salford and Trafford health authority are shown in the table.

Increases in allocations between 1996–97 and 2001–02
£ million (cash) 95.0
£ million (real terms) 60.0
Percentage (cash) 37.5
Percentage (real terms) 21.8


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.

Salford and Trafford health authority has also received additional funding for certain policies. This includes: £1.35 million for accident and emergency modernisation between 1997–98 and 2000–01; £35,000, £155,000, £259,000 and £191,000 for improving cancer services (breast, colorectal, lung and cancer outpatients) in 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01 respectively; £3.1 million recurrently in 1999–2000 and £2.6 million recurrently in 2000–01 to reduce waiting lists and times; £70,000 in 1997–98, £3.7 million in 1998–99, £214,000 in 1999–2000 and £172,000 in 2000–01 non-recurrently to reduce waiting times and lists; £1.1 million to expand critical care services in 2000/01; £1 million in 1997–98, £1.7 million in 1998–99, and £2.2 million in 2000–01 to deal with winter pressures; £0.8 million in 2000–01 and £0.9 million in 2001–02 for developing intermediate care services; £165,000 was allocated for earmarked additional heart disease services in 2000–01. For 2001–02, the authority plans to spend an additional £1.8 million on heart disease services, including drugs, from the real terms funding increase highlighted above; £46,700 was made available through investing in dentistry grants. £574,000 has been allocated for additional expenditure in the personal dental service in 2000–01. A further £110,900 has been paid to dentists to reward their commitment to the general dental service.

In addition, my hon. Friend's constituents will benefit from the £114 million redevelopment of the Hope hospital.

Salford local authority's personal social services standard spending assessment for 2001–02 compared with 1996–97 is set out in the table.

Percentage increase
£ million Real Cash
1996–97 40.341
2001–02 53,402 17.3 32.4

In addition to the SSAs referred to, Salford local authority 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 2,183
Partnership grant2 1,544 1,303 1,753
Prevention grant2 113 167
Carers grant3 112 282 390
Children's grant3 426 669 1,722
MH Core grant 398 478 552 4652
Training Support Grant 313 335 336 4333
1 The special transitional grant ended in 1998–99.
2 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.

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