§ Mr. Ruffley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many draft Full Business Cases for NHS hospital trust computer systems(a) are now held in each regional office of the NHS Executive and (b) were first submitted in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001, broken down by regional office. 
§ Mr. Denham [holding answer 9 March 2001]
Six draft full business cases (FBC) for National Health 801W Service hospital trust computer systems are currently held by regional offices. None of these were submitted in 1999, four of the six were submitted in 2000.and the remaining two in 2001. Details are given in the table.
Regional office Number of draft FBCs Currently held Trust(s) submitting draft FBC Type of investement Draft FBCs submitted in 2000 Draft FBCs first submitted in 2001 North West 3 Bury Health Care NHS Trust and Rochdale Healthcare NHS Trust South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust Electronic Patient Records Yes — Tamside Acute Services NHS Trust Electronic Patient Records and Picture Archiving and Communication System Electronic Patient Records Yes — Trent 1 Scunthorpe and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust Pathology system — Yes West Midlands 1 Wolverhampton Health Care NHS Trust Radiology/Picture Archiving and Communication System — Yes South East 1 Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust Electronic Patient Records Yes —