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Mr. Howard: The police and prison services now purchase their radio and high technology equipment directly from suppliers. The Department, through the radio frequency and communications planning unit, undertakes frequency regulation and management functions and provides strategic advice and technical guidance on radio matters to the police, fire, prison and
Column 494other Home Office Departments. The cost of this service is approximately £940,000 in 1994 95.
Ms Janet Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who advised him that the installation of geophones in the perimeter fence at Parkhurst would have to wait until building work was complete.
Mr. Howard: After the escapes from Parkhurst which took place on 3 January, I was informed by the Prison Service of the reasons why geophones had not been installed, as I explained to the House in my statement on 10 January, column 34.
Mr. Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total expenditure on all forms of advertising by his Department and its agencies for each year since 1979, in 1994 prices.
1993-94 prices (using the GDP deflator) |£ ------------------------------ 1979-80 |7,131,352 1980-81 |3,422,914 1981-82 |3,470,771 1982-83 |3,456,974 1983-84 |4,659,770 1984-85 |5,243,644 1985-86 |5,037,696
1993-94 prices using the GDP deflator |£ ------------------------------ 1986-87 |7,395,028 1987-88 |6,599,918 1988-89 |7,107,320 1989-90 |6,766,316 1990-91 |6,524,067 1991-92 |7,797,182 1992-93 |7,569,370 1993-94 |9,345,196
The projected spend for 1994 95 is £10,178,074.
The above figures do not include the marginal advertising spend for the Forensic Science Service since it became an agency in 1991. The agency does not have data to separate advertising spend from general publicity. Its systems will be modified to provide a breakdown from 1995 96.
Column 495(2) if he will require commercial organisations to pay the full cost of policing their commercial operations.
Mr. Maclean: The policing of recent demonstrations against the export of live animals has arisen from the duty of the police to uphold the law and I should not expect charges to be made for this. Information on the total costs of policing demonstrations against the export of live calves is not available, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Mrs. Roche: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of prisoners were estimated to be drug users (a) when they entered prison, and (b) when they were released from prison in (i) womens' prisons and (ii) mens' prisons in each of the last 15 years.
Letter from Derek Lewis to Mrs. Barbara Roche, dated 13 February 1995 :
The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question on how many and what proportion of prisoners were estimated to be drug-users on entering and upon release from prison for both male and female establishments for each of the past 15 years.
The information currently available on the prevalence of drug misuse among prisoners does not enable me to provide you with the information that you requested. However, the Prison Service will be introducing mandatory drug testing for prisoners. As part of the mandatory drug testing programme prisoners will be required to participate in random drug testing. This will provide statistical information on the extent of drug misuse in prison.
Mr. Hinchliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy that monitoring shall be carried out of the number of accidents and fatalities resulting from the use of bathing beaches.
Mr. Nicholas Baker: No. But I would refer the hon. Member to the work of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and, so far as concerns fatal accidents, to the reply which I gave to his question on 25 January, column 236 .
Mr. Madden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-United Kingdom nationals in each year, to date, have been (a) excluded from the United Kingdom, (b) are currently excluded from the United Kingdom and (c) have had exclusion orders withdrawn under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989.
Mr. Howard [holding answer 7 February 1995]: Only persons who are not British citizens may be excluded from the United Kingdom under the 1989 Act: 14 persons are currently so excluded. Figures for each year since 1989 are shown in the following table:
Persons excluded from the United Kingdom |Orders in |New orders |Orders |Orders |force on |made |renewed |revoked/lapsed |1 January |during year |during year |during year ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1989 |35 |- |4 |5 1990 |30 |4 |2 |12 1991 |22 |3 |6 |7 1992 |18 |1 |4 |1 1993 |18 |- |4 |1 1994 |17 |1 |5 |3 1995<1> |15 |- |- |1 Note: <1> As at 7 February.
Mr. Illsley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations her Department made to the Ministry of Defence regarding the implication for the NHS of the closure of RAF hospital, Wroughton.
Mr. Sackville: Regular discussions take place between officials of the Department of Health and the Ministry of Defence about plans for the future of military hospitals and their impact on the national health service, including RAF Wroughton. The timing and management of change at individual hospitals are discussed in joint machinery involving officials from my Department, NHS managers and Ministry of Defence officials.
Mr. Morley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on bovine somatotropin following recent research at Musgrave Park hospital on concentrations of insulin-like growth factor 1.
Mr. Sackville: All cows' milk contains IGF-1, an insulin-like growth factor. Administering artificially produced bovine somatatrophin to dairy cows results in marginally increased levels of IGF-1 in their milk.
I understand that doctors at the Musgrove Park hospital, Taunton, have been conducting research into possible links between BST and cancer.
Mr. Gareth Wardell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the number and rate of (a) conception, (b) full-term pregnancies and (c) terminations for each of the last 10 years for girls in the age group 12 to 15 years; and if she will indicate the levels of disaggregation for which figures are available currently.
Mr. Sackville: The information available for England as a whole is shown in the table. Corresponding information for regional health authorities is published in birth statistics series FM1--Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys--and that for district health authorities from 1986 onwards, with rates averaged over three-year periods, in the OPCS monitor, "Conceptions in England and Wales 1991: residents of regional and district health authority areas FM1 94/1", copies of which are in the Library.
Conception at ages under 16 England Year |Number ---------------------- 1984 |9,096 1985 |8,829 1986 |8,684 1987 |8,590 1988 |8,246 1989 |7,922 1990 |8,111 1991 |7,362 1992<1> |7,475 <1> Provisional. Note: 1. Rates in the table use the mid-year population estimates revised following the rebasing of mid-1991 estimates using the 1991 Census of Population.
Rates per 1,000 women aged 13-15 England Conceptions leading to |Total Year |conceptions|maternities|abortions ------------------------------------------------------------ 1984 |8.7 |3.8 |4.9 1985 |8.6 |3.8 |4.9 1986 |8.8 |4.0 |4.8 1987 |9.3 |4.2 |5.1 1988 |9.4 |4.3 |5.0 1989 |9.4 |4.5 |4.9 1990 |10.0 |4.9 |5.1 1991 |9.3 |4.5 |4.8 1992<1> |9.2 |<2>- |<2>- <1> Provisional. <2> Data not yet available. Note: 1. Rates in the table use the mid-year population estimates revised following the rebasing of mid-1991 estimates using the 1991 Census of Population.
Mr. Alton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the length of time currently taken to treat a patient arriving at the Royal Liverpool hospital seeking treatment in the accident and emergency department between their arrival and the time of treatment.
Column 498standards for accident and emergency services locally. The hon. Member may wish to contact the chairman of Liverpool health authority, Mr. Donald Tod, for this information in respect of the Royal Liverpool hospital.
Mr. Chidgey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the closure of London accident and emergency facilities on emergency ambulance response times.
Mr. Sackville: We understand that, at the request of health authorities and others, the London ambulance service has looked at patient flows resulting from changing patterns of accident and emergency provision in London. The hon. Member may wish to contact Mr. Martin Gorham, chief executive of the LAS.
Sir Cranley Onslow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the availability within the NHS of user-friendly adrenaline injection kits for the treatment of anaphylaxis.
Mr. Sackville: There are at least three presentations of self- injectable adrenaline preparations available, but only one of which is licensed for use under the Medicines Act 1968. Doctors can prescribe any product which they feel necessary for the treatment of their patients at national health service expense, providing it is not included in schedule 10 to the NHS (General Medical Services) Regulations 1992. However, doctors must take full responsibility for the patient's welfare when prescribing an unlicensed product. Arrangements are in place to enable these to be obtained.
Sir Cranley Onslow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the adequacy of guidelines for the treatment of anaphylaxis in accident and emergency departments of NHS hospitals in England and Wales.
Mr. Sackville: We are not aware of any clinical guidelines on the treatment of anaphylaxis in accident and emergency departments. The development of such guidelines and their upkeep would be a matter for the medical profession. Information relating to Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
Sir Cranley Onslow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the adequacy of equipment and training for the treatment of anaphylaxis for ambulance services in England and Wales.
Mr. Sackville: All national health service paramedics in England and Wales are trained in the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, and I am informed that the equipment needed for such treatment is standard on all front-line ambulances.
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will provide a list of (a) trusts and (b) health authorities that have made loans to staff members in the latest year for which figures are available, indicating the sums involved.
Mr. Alex Carlile: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what attempts were made, and what controls were in place to safeguard and judge the effectiveness of the 1994 no smoking campaign; (2) what proposals she has to improve the (a) targeting and (b) monitoring of future Government no smoking campaigns; and if she will make a statement.
Mr. Sackville: All health education campaigns on smoking are aimed at particular groups in line with "The Health of the Nation" targets on smoking and are evaluated in terms of their effectiveness in changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviour.
|1993-94|1994-95 |£000 |£000 --------------------------------------------------- Teenage smoking campaign |1,199 |1,260 Smoking in pregnancy |446 |480 Adult and parental smoking |6,611 |7,552
Mr. Bowis: Mentally ill people in the community are not required to register with health or social services authorities or with any other agency. All patients subject to the care programme approach should have an identified key worker, but we do not require information on numbers of such patients to be submitted to the Department.
Mr. Alex Carlile: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) guidelines or (b) rules her Department sets to ensure that people released from long-stay mental hospitals are given (i) social security advice, (ii) housing advice and (iii) financial advice.
Mr. Bowis: The "Mental Illness Key Area Handbook" advises health and local authorities that under the care programme approach, a systematic assessment of the health and social care needs of the patient should be undertaken prior to discharge. The assessment will include the person's housing and financial needs.
Mr. Bowis: Information on all long-stay mental illness hospitals is not routinely collected. Details on the remaining large mental illness hospitals--with over 100 beds--including closure plans if any, were published in the mental health task force report, "Survey of English Mental Illness Hospitals, March 1993", copies of which are available in the Library.
Mr. Bowis: Mentally ill people living in the community are not required to register with health authorities. National health service agencies will generally only hold details of those people in contact with specialist services and we do not require this information to be submitted to the Department.
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 6 February, Official Report, column 29, if she will provide a breakdown by region of the number of general practitioner fundholders who have overrun their budgets; and by what amount in each year since their inception.
Mr. Malone: Regional health authorities are responsible for the fundholding scheme in their areas. Information from regions is provided in the table. Final audited information for 1993 94 is not yet available.
1991-92 1992-93 |Number of GP |Number of GP |fundholders who |fundholders who |overspent their|Total overspend|overspent their|Total overspend Region |budget |(£ million) |budget |(£ million) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Northern |8 |0.4 |10 |0.5 Yorkshire |5 |0.3 |20 |2.4 Trent |6 |0.3 |19 |1.1 East Anglia |1 |0.0 |3 |0.1 North West Thames |1 |0.1 |8 |0.5 North East Thames |0 |0.0 |7 |0.4 South East Thames |0 |0.0 |12 |0.6 South West Thames |4 |0.4 |22 |1.7 Wessex |3 |0.2 |5 |0.3 Oxford |5 |0.2 |6 |0.3 South Western |7 |0.4 |9 |0.4 West Midlands |0 |0.1 |6 |0.3 Mersey |1 |0.0 |3 |0.0 North Western |5 |0.2 |17 |1.0 Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest £100,000.
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which trusts and health authorities have given early retirement to chief executives or senior and general managers in each of the last three years, indicating the number and value of awards made.
Mr. Hinchliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her policy with regard to local authorities charging for services provided under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Mr. Hinchliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account has been taken of local authorities' inability to charge for services provided under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in the special transitional allocation.
Mr. Hinchliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the assumption that 9 per cent. of expenditure on domiciliary care is recovered from charges excludes domiciliary and day care services provided under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Mr. Bowis: Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 has no bearing on the level of an individual authority's personal social services standard spending assessment. In the calculation of PSS SSAs for day and domiciliary services for people aged 65 and over and for services to people aged 18 to 64, no explicit account is taken of actual income from charges. The formulae for both elements implicitly assume that all local authorities recover costs at the same rate.
Mr. Chisholm: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of operations for breast cancer in 1993 94 were performed in hospitals where (a) more than 150 such operations took place, (b) between 100 and 150 took place, (c) between 50 and 100 took place and (d) fewer than 50 took place.
Mr. Chisholm: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money was spent on breast cancer research in each year since 1990 91 broken down by (a) Government contribution and (b) the contribution of charities.
|£ million ------------------------------ 1990-91 |3.22 1991-92 |2.12 1992-93 |3.80 1993-94 |3.72
Cancer charities' expenditure on breast cancer research is not available centrally.
Year |£ million ---------------------------------------- 1985-86 |4.732 1986-87 |11.786 1987-88 |9.119 1988-89 |4.014 1989-90 |8.956 1990-91 |5.464 1991-92 |8.656 1992-93 |5.637 1993-94 |6.076 1994-95 (estimated) |4.090 Figures for 1985-86 to 1990-91 are for advertising publicity only. Figures for 1991-92 include the costs of Departmental and Agency recruitment advertising.
Mr. Chisholm: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) clinical oncology consultants and (b) medical oncology consultants there are currently in England and Wales; and how many of each are funded by charities.
Hospital medical consultants in selected specialties by number England and Wales as at 30 September 1993 Specialty |Number -------------------------------------- Clinical oncology |237 Medical oncology |60
Mrs. Fyfe: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many independent schools with charitable status benefit from the sale on favourable terms of surplus EC butter; and what is her estimate of the total value in 1994 of such sales at (a) the actual price charged and (b) the average retail price.
Column 504(2) what is the remuneration of the chairman, chief executive and members of the Education Assets Board.
Education Assets Board |First appointed|Reappointed ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chairman Mr. R. Suddards CBE, DL |January 1994 Salary: £31,400 Chief Executive Mr. S. Hoare (ex-officio |July 1990 |August 1992 board member) Salary: £49,100 Board Members Mr. B Arthur, CBE |July 1990 |August 1992 |February 1995 Mr. K. Bridge |July 1988 |July 1990 |August 1992 Ms K. Buckley |August 1992 Mr. H. Couch TD |July 1988 |July 1990 |August 1992 |February 1995 Mr. M. Edwards CBE, QC |July 1988 |January 1991 |August 1992 Miss A. Lees |July 1988 |July 1990 |August 1992 Mr. P. Lewis |August 1992 Mrs. M. Ryding |November 1994 Mr. A. Solomons |July 1988 |July 1990 |August 1992 |February 1995 Members receive expenses and a fee of £155 for attending Board meetings. The Chairman and Board Members are appointed by the Secretary of State. The Chief Executive is appointed by the Board subject to the approval of the Secretary of State.
Mr. Robin Squire: There are currently 1,312 independent schools in England registered with this Department which have informed us that they have charitable status. I have placed a list of these schools in the Library.
Mr. Blunkett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if she will make it her policy to include measures in school performance indices comparing numbers of pupils not achieving any GCSE grades from one year to the next;
(2) if she will list the criteria to be used in comparing school performance from one year to the next.