§ Mr. Trickett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly to the locations as possible, the effects of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997 on(a) Hemsworth constituency and (b) Wakefield district. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Detailed information on the impact of Department of Health policies nationally is set out in the Department of Health Annual reports. A copy of the most recent report "Department of Health—Government336W Expenditure Plans 2000–01" is available in the House of Commons Library and on the Department of Health website at www.doh.gov.uk/dhreport.
The impact of policies is 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 Wakefield health authority and Wakefield social services authority.
Increase in allocations between 1996–97 and 2001–02 for Wakefield health authority are set out in the table.
Increases in allocations between 1996–97 and 2001–02 Increase £ million (cash) 64.8 £ million (real terms) 40.9 Percentage (cash) 37.09 Percentage (real terms) 21.47
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.
Wakefield health authority has also received additional funding for certain policies. This includes: £815,000 for accident and emergency modernisation in 2000–01; £97,000, £171,000, £201,000 and £134,000 for improving cancer services (breast, colorectal, lung and cancer outpatients) in 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01 respectively; £824,000 to reduce waiting lists and times in 2000–1; £193,000 to expand critical care services in 2000–01 and £1.7 million to deal with winter pressures in 2000–01 and £1.7 million, 1.06 million in 1998–98 and 1998–99 respectively; £138,000 for heart disease services in 2000–01; and £20,000 invested into dentistry in 2000–01.
In addition, my hon. Friend's constituents will benefit from the new £164 million major hospital development that is being developed at Pinderfields General Hospital and Pontefract General Infirmary.
Wakefield 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 43.218 — — 2001–02 58.450 19.8 35.2
In addition to the SSAs referred to, Wakefield local authority received additional funding in the form of a number of special and specific grants as set out in the table.
£000s 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 Special transitional grant 1 1,940 — — — Partnership grant2 — 1,368 1,173 1,660 Prevention grant2 — 111 168 Carers grant3 — 113 257 362 Children's grant3 — 216 344 863 MH Core grant 332 561 689 4813 Training support grant 192 189 193 4233
1The special transitional grant ended in 1998–99 2The partnership and prevention grants have been combined in 2001–02 and called the promoting independence grant 3The carers' and children's grants were introduced in 1999–2000 4Indicative allocation