40071 - NHS Protect: Staff (Answered)

Diana Johnson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff have been employed by NHS Protect in each of the last eight years; and how many such people were employed as investigators.

George Freeman

The information requested is in the following table:

Year

NHS Protect Budget (£ million)

NHS Protect staff

NHS Protect investigators

2008-09

13.379

218

83

40070 - NHS Protect: Finance (Answered)

Diana Johnson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the budget for NHS Protect was in each of the last eight years.

George Freeman

The information requested is in the following table:

Year

NHS Protect Budget (£ million)

NHS Protect staff

NHS Protect investigators

2008-09

13.379

218

83

2009-10

13.439

204

39784 - NHS Property Services (Answered)

Sir Nicholas Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had on (a) complete and (b) partial privatisation of the National Health Service's Property Services.

George Freeman

The Department is always looking at ways to realise efficiencies and value for money from the use of its assets and investments, and this includes its investments in companies like NHS Property Services.

39783 - NHS Property Services: Fees and Charges (Answered)

Sir Nicholas Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance he has issued to NHS Property Services on charging clinical commissioning groups for void space in any NHS Property Services' properties.

George Freeman

39771 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Mr Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the legal status is of the changes to health and social care proposed in Sustainability and Transformation Plans.

George Freeman

39614 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of Sustainability and Transformation Plans have been submitted to his Department; and what the deadline is for such plans to be submitted.

George Freeman

No Sustainability and Transformation Plans have been submitted yet. Draft submissions will be made to the national arm’s length bodies and are due on 30 June 2016. These documents will be discussed with footprints in July 2016.

39613 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the legal status of a Sustainability and Transformation Plan will be.

George Freeman

The Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) has no legal basis. Any plans submitted will be proposals that will form the basis for discussion. Depending on the level of local and national agreement, they may form the basis for further plans and actions that will be subject to the same legal and best practice requirements that govern the National Health Service.

39612 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether members of the public will have a right to attend Sustainability and Transformation Plan board meetings.

George Freeman

We have made clear that the on-going engagement of patients and the public is part of good planning. However the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are not statutory boards. Rather they are meetings attended by representatives of the wider health system, and are not required to meet in public as are formal boards.

39633 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, who the senior leaders and board members are of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints.

George Freeman

The Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) leads for the footprints are as provided below. The names of other members of the footprints are held locally.

Footprint

STP footprint lead

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

39583 - Diabetes: Research (Answered)

Mr Jamie Reed
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Government funding has been allocated to the research of Type 1 Diabetes in each of the last 10 years.

George Freeman

The information requested is not available.

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