HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 cc1698-9W
Mr. Wilshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expected cost is to the North Surrey Primary Care Trust of providing health services to Bronzefield Prison, Ashford, Middlesex during 2004–05; and what additional funds are being made available. [175549]

Ms Rosie Winterton

When Her Majesty's Prison Bronzefield opens in June 2004, primary health care will be provided by the contractors, UKDS.

Within the framework set out in the NHS Plan and the "Shifting the Balance of Power" initiative, decisions about funding for local health services are made by primary care trusts in partnership with strategic health authorities and other local stakeholders.