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Mrs. Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total number of hospices and Macmillan services in each region; and what information she has on the number of hospices in each European country. 
Table 1: In-patient palliative care units and Macmillan services by region, England (January 1995) |In-patient|Macmillan Region |units |Services -------------------------------------------------------- Anglia and Oxford |20 |61 Northern and Yorkshire |26 |83 North Thames |19 |79 South Thames |25 |54 North West |27 |86 South and West |27 |61 West Midlands |11 |52 Trent |10 |57 Total |165 |533 Sources: St. Christopher's Hospice Information Service and Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund (for Macmillan services).
Table 2: Palliative Care Services (Including Day and Home Care) by European Country (October 1994) (NB. These figures are approximate) |Palliative Care Country |Services ------------------------------------------------ Austria |4 Belgium |20 Bulgaria |1 Croatia |1 Cyprus |1 Czech Republic |7 Denmark |1 Finland |4 France |32 Germany |35 Gibraltar |1 Greece |2 Hungary |2 Iceland |1 Italy |169 Lithuania |1 Luxembourg |1 Malta |1 Netherlands |5 Norway |4 Poland |30 Portugal |2 Romania |3 Russia |12 Spain |60 Sweden |10 Switzerland |7 Total |417 Source: St. Christopher's Hospice Information Service.
performance-related pay for nurses. 
Mr. Malone: The Government are proposing local pay for nurses which does not mean individual performance-related pay. Local pay provides the opportunity to reward the contributions which staff make to the provision of high-quality, cost-effective patient services. Arrangements for calculating local pay are a matter for individual trusts or other employers.
Mr. Sackville: Hospital and community health services are expected to improve their efficiency by at least 3 per cent. in 1995 96, equivalent to an extra £600 million for patient care. No decision has been taken on the efficiency target for 1996 97 or any subsequent years.
Mrs. Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cardiac bypass operations were done in each of the last five years; what projections she has on the likely numbers of these operations in each of the next five years. 
1988 89: 10,203
1989 90: 11,402
1990 91: 13,195
1991 92: 14,850
1992 93: 17,119
It is for each district to make an assessment of future demand.
Mrs. Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has done on the comparative administrative costs of contracting on a cost per case basis and for block contracts; and what are the findings. 
Mr. Malone: None. Health authorities and fundholding general practitioners are responsible for selecting the most appropriate type of contract to suit their patients' needs, taking account of value for money and the characteristics of the service being purchased.
Mrs. Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists who have not given notice to leave the dental list have given written notice to each family health service authority to de-register some or all of their continuing care arrangements for adult patients in each month since July 1992; and how many patients have been de-registered by family health service authority and in total.
Mr. Malone [holding answer 13 March 1995]: Information about the numbers of patients de-registered will be placed in the Library. At the latest date for which figures are available, there were 20, 712,569 adult patients registered with national health service dentists, an increase of 0.6 per cent. on July 1992.
Mrs. Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many family health service authorities have referred patients who have been unable to obtain treatment from a general dental practitioner to (a) the community dental service, (b) the hospital dental service and (c) a salaried dentist in each month since July 1992.
Table 1: General Dental Service: number of Family Health Services Authorities who referred patients to the Community Dental Service, Hospital Dental Service or a Salaried Dentist in each month from July 1992 to July 1994 England |Number of Month |FHSAs ------------------------------------- 1992 July |42 August |35 September |30 October |33 November |34 1993 December/January |36 February |33 March |30 April |31 May |32 June |30 July |34 August |30 September |31 October |33 November |30 1994 December/January |38 February |34 March |37 April |33 May |35 June |33 July |38 1. The Christmas period totals cover the months of December and January.
Table 2: General Dental Service: number of Family Health Services Authorities who referred patients to the Community Dental Service, Hospital Dental Service or a Salaried Dentist in each month from August 1994 to February 1995 England Number of FHSAs referring patients to |Salaried Month |dentists|CDS |HDS ----------------------------------------------------- 1994 August |15 |14 |4 September |12 |20 |7 October |12 |16 |4 November |12 |15 |4 1995 December/January |12 |20 |6 February |12 |25 |5 1. The Christmas period totals cover the months of December and January. 2. Information is only available from August 1994.
Mr. Douglas Hogg: My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's visit to Israel, the occupied territories and Jordan demonstrated our strong support for the peace process and the strength of our bilateral relations. The Prime Minister announced an additional £7 million of aid for the Palestinians, bringing our total package to £82 million over three years.
Mr. Allason: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will declassify the wartime decrypts designated (a) ZGA, German naval attache s in Tokyo, (b) ISOS, Alwehr traffic, and (c) ISK, Alwehr machine cipher traffic, and release them to the Public Record Office.
Mr. Hurd: Following the release of the Dir/C archive in 1993 and 1994, GCHQ is continuing to review wartime intelligence material issued by the Government code and cypher school. This includes the material referred to by my hon. Friend which will be reviewed in turn for possible release. One of these reports, on communications between Berlin and the naval attache in Tokyo, is already in the Public Record Office as Z/P/ZG/248 in ADM223/4.
Miss Lestor: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has had from organisations and individuals concerned with HIV and AIDS about the Chinese Government's refusal to allow people with HIV and AIDS entry into China, with particular reference to the fourth world conference of women in Beijing.
Mr. Baldry: We have had some queries from non-governmental organisations who are concerned with AIDS asking whether people with HIV or AIDS will be able to enter China to attend the UN fourth world conference on women in September. We have raised this with the Chinese who have stated that their existing HIV-related entry restrictions will continue to apply. We are considering with our EU partners what further action to take.
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Mr. Worthington: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British passport holders remain in Sierra Leone; and what advice they have been given about their continued presence.
Since 26 January the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been advising dependants and those with no pressing reason to stay in Sierra Leone to leave.
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