§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what spending was allocated to each region for intermediate care provision in 2002–03; and what sums have been spent. 
§ Jacqui Smith
Of the additional investment for intermediate care and related services to promote independence announced in the NHS Plan, £120 million was made available for national health service investment in intermediate care in 2002–03. This is in addition to £150 million made available recurrently from 2000–01. Full details are in the intermediate care circular HSC 2001/01:LAC (2001)1, published in January 2001, which is available in the Library. This additional investment is included in general allocations. It is not identified separately.
As part of the additional funding for intermediate care announced in the NHS Plan, new NHS capital investment of £66 million was made available over the two years 2002–03 and 2003–04 (£33 million each year) to support the development of intermediate care and, in particular, a growth in bed numbers. Of the £33 million allocated in 2002–03, around £15 million has been spent on new intermediate care schemes. The remainder has been deferred to 2003–04.
Information on expenditure on intermediate care is not identified separately in published NHS accounts or financial returns.
§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether spending allocations for new intermediate care projects will be available in 2003–04; what the total sums in each(a) government office region and (b) strategic health authority are for 2003–04; and whether new bids will be invited. 
§ Jacqui Smith
As part of the additional funding for intermediate care announced in the NHS Plan, new national health service capital investment of £66 million was made available over the two years 2002–03 and 2003–04 (£33 million each year) to support the development of intermediate care and, in particular, a growth in bed numbers. All of this funding has been allocated. No further capital funding for intermediate care schemes is to be made available. Allocations agreed for 2003–04 by Directorate of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Strategic Health Authority (SHA) are shown in the table. 607W
Intermediate care capital allocations 2003–04 by DHSC and SHA £000 DHSC SHA 2003–04 allocation London North East London 1,008 London North West London 1,545 Total 2,553 Midlands and Eastern Birmingham and the Black Country 3,457 Midlands and Eastern Essex 2,103 Midlands and Eastern Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire 250 Midlands and Eastern Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland 620 Midlands and Eastern Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire 1,151 Midlands and Eastern Shropshire and Staffordshire 30 Midlands and Eastern Southern West Midlands South 1,663 Midlands and Eastern Trent 859 Total 10,133 North Cheshire and Merseyside 3,200 North Co. Durham and Tees Valley 330 North Cumbria and Lancashire 850 North Greater Manchester 2,149 North North East Yorkshire and North Lines 1,000 North Northumberland and Tyne and Wear 2,200 North West Yorkshire 1,183 Total 10,912 South Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire 1,963 South Hampshire and Isle of Wight 450 South Kent and Medway 2,100 South South West Peninsula 90 South Surrey and Sussex 4,450 South Thames Valley 350 Total 9,403