§ Mr. Gray
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 4 March 2003,Official Report, column 1004W, on Primary Care Trusts, what the equivalent figure is for the Kennett and North Wiltshire Primary Care Trust; and what her definition is of per weighted head of population. 
§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of Government targets on primary care trusts; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Primary care trusts are responsible for improving the health of their local population. Planning is now undertaken at a local level with primary care402W trusts leading and agreeing how targets will be met within the three year planning framework. The national health service is being asked to concentrate its planning activity against the priorities in the Priorities and Planning Framework 2003–06. This has resulted in the majority of current planning requirements being replaced by a single three year local delivery plan. There will be routine monitoring of national standards to ensure they continue to be met. Inspection programmes for both health and social care are well established which generate independent performance ratings. These are aligned to the priorities and planning framework and based on the primary care trust's performance against a number of key targets and a wider set of balanced scorecard indicators.
In September 2001 primary care trusts' performance was assessed for the first time against a range of suitable indicators but they were not given an overall star rating.
In December 2002 proposed key targets and performance indicators for primary care trusts for inclusion within 2002–03 performance ratings were announced. This year will be the first time that full performance ratings have been given to primary care trusts. The final indicator lists for primary care trusts will be announced shortly.
The intention is to announce the 2003–04 key targets and performance indicators for all NHS organisations as soon as possible so they know for the start of the performance year in question the basis of the future rating.
§ Mr. Ruffley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the income per capita of population is for primary care trusts in(a) Suffolk, (b) Norfolk, (c) Essex and (d) Cambridgeshire. 
§ Mr. Lammy
Primary care trust revenue allocations per unweighted head of population in 2002–03 in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire are shown in the table.
Primary care trust 2002–03 allocation per unweighted head(£) Suffolk Central Suffolk 677 Ipswich 774 Suffolk Coastal 748 Suffolk West 664 Waveney 823 Norfolk Boadland 722 Great Yarmouth 822 North Norfolk 833 Norwich 800 Southern Norfolk 707 West Norfolk 779 Essex Basildon 786 Billericay, Brentwood and Wickford 685 Castle Point and Rochford 708 Chelmsford 742 Colchester 664 Epping Forest 765 Harlow 877 Maldon and South Chelmsford 679
Primary care trust 2002–03 allocation per unweighted head(£) Southend on Sea 835 Tendring 886 Thurrock 764 Uttlesford 661 Witham, Braintree and Halstead Care Trust 683 Cambridgeshire Cambridge City 680 East Cambridgeshire and Fenland 763 Huntingdonshire 647 North Peterborough 756 South Cambridgeshire 615 South Peterborough 690