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  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to ensure that there is no new outbreak of CJD in Britain.

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research has been undertaken to establish whether an increase in sporadic CJD is connected to BSE contaminated meat.

  • Food Supplements

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health following the granting of leave by the High Court for a case against the Food Supplements Directive to be taken to the European Court of Justice, if he...

  • Allergies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his Department's strategy for diagnosis and management of allergies in the National Health Service; what guidance is issued...

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in the procurement of a replacement radio system for the ambulance service; when he anticipates the contract will be awarded;...

  • Anti-ligature Policies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on anti-ligature policies for standard NHS environments.

  • Autism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what cross-departmental work is being carried out by his Department and the Department for Education and Skills in respect of those who have been...

  • Autism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on assisting those who have been diagnosed as autistic; and if he will make a statement.

  • Autism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed as being autistic in (a) 1990, (b) 2000 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a...

  • Autism

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much financial support he has given for research into autism in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a...

  • Cancer Survey

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the analysis of the National Patient Cancer Survey commissioned by his Department.

  • Cardiac Treatment (Brighton Hospitals)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis decisions are taken on whether persons receiving cardiac treatment at Brighton hospitals have (a) their travel expenses, (b) the...

  • Care Homes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of availability of care home places in London and the South on the well-being of elderly people.

  • Care Registrations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Care Standards Commission in processing new registrations.

  • Care Workers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in England are employed as care workers; and how many vacancies there are for care workers.

  • Childhood Immunisation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of children did not receive any of the standard childhood immunisations in 2003.

  • Consultant Contracts (Lancashire)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on consultant contracts in the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust.

  • Contaminated Blood

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the countries from which the NHS purchases plasma and blood products; and in which of these countries there have been cases of (a) CJD,...

  • Contaminated Blood

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Blood Transfusion Committee has completed its contingency logistics plan on how to deal with possible blood shortages resulting from...

  • Contaminated Blood

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to ban foreign nationals who have received blood in countries with confirmed cases of BSE from donating blood in the UK.

  • Contaminated Blood

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his statement on developments in variant CJD of 17 December 2003, Official Report, columns 1571–85, what steps he is taking to encourage...

  • Delayed Discharges (Essex)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total amount of fines imposed on Essex Social Services Department in January was as a result of delayed discharge of patients from hospital.

  • Dietary Strategy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's strategy is for reducing (a) sugar levels in food and (b) the prevalence of people having excess sugar in their diet.

  • Domiciliary Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what actions the National Care Standards Commission has taken to publicise the need for providers of domiciliary care to be registered with them;...

  • Down's Syndrome

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department provided in 2003–04 for people affected by Down's Syndrome, including research into Down's Syndrome, broken down by (a)...

  • EU Directives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of (a) EU Directive 2001/20/EC and (b) the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2003 on cancer...

  • EU Directives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on (a) EU Directive 2001/20/EC and (b) the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2003.

  • Gamma Cameras

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts have gamma cameras; and what the date of their acquisition was in each case.

  • GP Drug Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting list is for general practitioner training in substance misuse treatment.

  • Health Protection Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the European Commission's REACH chemical regulations on the work of the Health Protection Agency at Porton...

  • Heroin Addicts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the success rates in (a) France and (b) Sweden in treating heroin addiction; and what the success rate is in the UK.

  • Hospice Funding

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the funds he announced on 26 December 2003 to improve care for the dying will be allocated; and how much will be made available to hospices.

  • Hospice Funding

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much money has been given through the NHS to (a) Derian House Hospice and (b) St Catherine's Hospice in each of the last five years; (2) how...

  • Illegal Meat

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support the Food Standards Agency is providing to local authorities to aid them in the (a) detection and (b) prosecution of traders in...

  • Learning Disabilities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on health provision for (a) children and (b) adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

  • Mental Health (Suicide)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what standards on (a) furniture and (b) accessories the Government sets for those caring for mental health patients in an effort to reduce the risk...

  • Mental Health (Suicide)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Government's policy is on reducing the risks of suicide in mental health hospitals.

  • Mental Health (Suicide)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what (a) precedent cases and (b) expert knowledge (i) the Government and (ii) relevant bodies refer when seeking to reduce the risks of suicide in...

  • Mental Health (Suicide)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the links between suicide in mental health institutions and high drug abuse and dependency rates.

  • Methadone

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of methadone prescriptions under the average dosage recommended by the National Treatment Agency which were issued...

  • Ministerial Visits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will visit Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the (a) cost and (b) work force implications of National Institute for Clinical Excellence clinical guidance for multiple...

  • National Care Standards Commission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of the National Care Standards Commission has been in each year since its creation.

  • National Care Standards Commission

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what income has been raised by the National Care Standards Commission in each year since its creation.

  • NHS Beds

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) general and (b) acute hospital beds there were in (i) Chorley and (ii) Preston in each of the last three years.

  • NHS Trust Documents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on making available to hon. Members documents originating in NHS trusts; and what criteria he uses in deciding which of these documents...

  • Operation Telic

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many service men and women served in Operation Telic.

  • Parliamentary Questions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will answer the (a) Questions with reference numbers 144997, 144998, 145041, 145043, 145046 and 145055 tabled by the hon. Member for East Worthing...

  • Public Health Skills Audit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 7 January 2004, Official Report, column 396W, on public health skills audit, what steps (a) his Department and (b) agencies of...

  • Public Health White Paper

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish a white paper on public health; and if he will make a statement.

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the susceptibility of different (a) gender and (b) age groups to pulmonary hypertension; (2) what assessment he has...

  • R and D

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health to whom his Department distributes expenditure on research and development; how many staff are employed as a result; and how many research establishments...

  • Renal Services (Lancashire)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on renal services in (a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley.

  • Restructuring/Change Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total reduction in numbers of departmental staff will be under the Change Programme.

  • Rural Health Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to address the health needs of elderly people in rural areas.

  • School Fruit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress is being made towards giving every child aged four to six a free piece of fruit each school day; (2) what discussions he has had with...

  • Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress of his Department's Sustainable Development Strategy over the last two years.

  • Toxic Chemicals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research has been conducted by his Department into the accumulation of toxic chemicals in humans.

  • Tuberculosis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what departmental guidance he has issued on the control of tuberculosis at (a) ports and (b) airports; (2) what procedures for the screening of...

  • Tuberculosis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on levels of immunity to tuberculosis in London.

  • Variant CJD

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many recipients of (a) blood and (b) blood products derived from donors who subsequently were confirmed to have variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease have...

  • Waiting Times (Breast Cancer)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statistics are collated on waiting times for breast cancer patients other than the two-week target for general practitioner urgent referral to first...

  • Working Time Directive

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the implications of the Working Time Directive for the work of general practitioners in the Chorley South Ribble Primary...

  • Yellow/red Cards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) yellow and (b) red cards have been issued by (i) Barnsley hospital, (ii) Doncaster Royal infirmary and (iii) all south-Yorkshire hospitals in...