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  • Departmental Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the total annual running costs for buildings used, owned or rented by his Department for each nation and region of the United Kingdom,...

  • Meningitis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to reduce the incidence of meningitis B; and what further steps he plans to take in the next 12 months.

  • Meningitis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to deal with changes in the incidence of meningitis in the last four years.

  • Groundwater Protection

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the EC directives relating to groundwater protection and indicate in each case how compliance is (a) monitored and (b) enforced.

  • Infant Mortality Rate (Worcester)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the infant mortality rate in Worcester was in each year since 1992.

  • Power Lines

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made since April of international research on the health effect of living close to overhead transmission lines; and what review he...

  • Power Lines

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission a Government inquiry into the health effects of power frequency electric and magnetic fields.

  • Power Lines

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the health risks of a (a) cancer and (b) non-cancer nature and other health consequences of electro-magnetic fields...

  • Power Lines

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the possible links between childhood leukaemia and magnetic field exposures above 0.4 mircotesla.

  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will reconsider his decision to accept the early resignation of Mr. Harold Musgrove from the chairmanship of the Worcestershire Acute...

  • Haemophiliac Patients

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the provision by NHS trusts of recombinant clotting factors to haemophiliac patients.

  • Treatment Overseas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on (a) the outstanding legal questions relating to the treatment of NHS patients abroad, (b) when he anticipates those legal...

  • Orthopaedic Waiting Lists

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on (a) orthopaedic waiting lists in Leeds and (b) what action will be taken to reduce these in the short term.

  • Bed Blocking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of acute beds are blocked in each acute national health service hospital trust.

  • NICE (Compulsory Guidance)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on providing funding to health authorities to meet the cost of implementing compulsory guidance issued by the National Institute for...

  • NHS Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there were in the Northamptonshire constituencies in (a) 1992, (b) 1997 and (c) 2001.

  • NHS Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists were taking on new patients on 1 September.

  • NHS Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase the provision of dentistry and the number of dentists in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) Boston and Skegness.

  • NHS Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many salaried dentists are employed (a) by the national health service and (b) by the personal dental service.

  • NHS Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the gross fee is paid for (a) an MOD amalgam and (b) a root canal filling on the lower first molar to an independent contractor dentist in the...

  • NHS Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people, and what proportion of the population, had no access to an NHS dentist in May of each year since 1997.

  • NHS Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date he expects to be able to provide universal access to an NHS dentist.

  • Child Abuse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will request local authorities to provide statistics on the abuse of disabled children as a subset of the annual figures collected...

  • Child Protection Register (Disabled Children)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many local authorities (a) have fulfilled their obligations to provide a register of disabled children and (b) are able to provide information on the...

  • Drinking Water

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what priority he gives to multi-barrier approaches to protect drinking water quality; and if he will make a statement in respect of hazard assessment...

  • Zyban

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidelines have been given to health authorities for the prescribing of the anti-smoking drug Zyban; and which health authorities allow GPs to...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the number of general practitioners in the national health service in England and Wales in each of the last four years.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the definition of excessive as applied to GP list sizes; what measures he plans to take to ensure that areas which...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the number of general practitioner vacancies in each (a) health authority and (b) primary care trust in the last two years.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of general practitioners due to retire in each of the next five years.

  • Waiting Lists (Buckinghamshire)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were on the waiting list in Buckinghamshire for hospital treatment in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.

  • NHS Plus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his proposals for NHS Plus with particular reference to (a) income generation, (b) avoiding unfair competition with private...

  • Social Services (London)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received that local authority social services provision (a) as a whole and (b) other than those which have been specifically...

  • Health Authorities (Efficiency)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimates he has made of variations in the efficiency of health services across different health authorities; and if he will make a statement.

  • Staff Retention

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve the retention of staff working in the professions allied to medicine.

  • Nurses

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of nursing vacancies were filled by nurses trained (a) in the UK, (b) in the remainder of the EU and (c) elsewhere in each of the past...

  • Correspondence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Derbyshire, dated 11 August, forwarded to him by the Department of Education and Skills on...

  • Heroin Addicts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many heroin addicts are receiving their heroin from the NHS; and what percentage that represents of the estimated total of heroin addicts.

  • Health Campaigns

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Government campaigns in the past 15 years in reducing the consumption of (a) alcohol and (b) tobacco.

  • Lymphoedema

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of treatment for lymphoedema is available (a) nationally, (b) within the West Midlands and (c) in Walsall.

  • Nuclear Accidents (Iodine)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what stocks of iodine doses are held against the possibility of nuclear accidents.

  • Partnership Grant

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been paid to local authorities in 2001–02 under the partnership grant; and how much is allocated for 2002–03.

  • National Care Standards Commission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accountants there are in the planned establishment for the inspection function of the National Care Standards Commission; and how many have been...

  • Clinical Negligence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many claims for clinical negligence against the NHS which went to trial were successful; and of these how many were (a) legal aid cases and (b)...

  • Clinical Negligence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost was to the NHS of clinical negligence cases in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and in each year what was...

  • Clinical Negligence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the annual cost to the NHS of a no-fault compensation scheme for clinical negligence.

  • Clinical Negligence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many claims for clinical negligence were made against the NHS in each of the last five years, for which figures are available.

  • Doctor Suicides

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the suicide rate was among NHS doctors in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

  • Avon Health Authority

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the proportion of the administrative budget of Avon health authority that will be transferred to (a) primary care trusts, (b) the...

  • Beta Interferon

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the mechanism by which patients will be able to participate in the extended clinical trials of the beta interferon drug.

  • Overseas Doctors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what disciplinary regimes overseas doctor applicants to the NHS will be subject to while employed in the UK.

  • Prescription Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to reassess the list of conditions exempt from prescription charges.

  • Mental Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many 24-hour mental health staff beds are in operation.

  • Mental Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many assertive outreach mental health teams are in operation.

  • Children's Homes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were being looked after in children's homes in each year since 1997.

  • NHS National Plan

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the sponsors of the NHS national plan consultation leaflet and the public consultation to inform the NHS national plan.

  • Logos

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of developing the new logo for the Commission for Health Improvement.

  • Prescription Pricing Authority

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the gross expenditure of the Prescription Pricing Authority was in relation to the monitoring of prescriptions in the last 12 months.

  • Chiropodists

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on behalf of independent private sector chiropodists and podiatrists in respect of the draft Health Professions...

  • Chiropodists

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to amend the draft Health Professions Council Order to provide for independent private sector chiropodists and podiatrists to be...

  • Chiropodists

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his assessment is of the level of expertise of chiropodists and podiatrists trained by the SMAE Institute.

  • Cancer Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's target is, under the National Cancer Plan, for the number of CT scanners per thousand of the population.

  • Cancer Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the criteria employed in determining which (a) hospitals and (b) cancer centres will receive help from the Cancer Capital...

  • Adoption

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were placed for adoption in each year since 1998 broken down by local authority as a percentage of the number (a) in care and (b) of the...