§ Mr. Salter:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much investment has been allocated to Reading Primary Care Trust for the care and management of endometriosis in each of the last five years. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton:
Following the Department's 'Shifting the Balance of Power' initiative, funding is allocated to primary care trusts (PCTs) on the basis of the relative needs of their populations. It is for PCTs, in partnership with strategic health authorities and other local stakeholders, to determine how best to use their funds to meet national and local priorities for improving health, tackling health inequalities and modernising services.