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Mr. Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list for each of the Ministers in her Department how many official ministerial visits they have undertaken since 1 January; and how many of these have been abroad.
|Total number of visits in UK||Total number of visits abroad|
|Secretary of State for Health||23||nil|
|Minister of State for Health Mr. Malone||58||3|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mr. Horam||28||nil|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mr. Bowis OBE/ Mr. Burns||51||nil|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Baroness Cumberlege CBE||64||1|
Mr. Donohoe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for his Department (a) how many people in total are employed, (b) how many of the total number of staff are (i) male and (ii) female and (c) how many (I) men and (II) women are employed on a (1) full-time and (2) part-time basis. 
On 1 April 1996 the national health service regional office staff became part of the Department of Health.
Mr. Hain: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) permanent and (b) non-permanent staff there have been in (i) his Department and (ii) executive agencies of his Department in each year since 1992.
|1 April 1992|
|1 April 1993|
|1 April 1994|
|1 April 1995|
|1 April 1996 (34)|
(33) Includes inward secondees and staff on fixed term appointments which can last up to a maximum of five years.
(34) On 1 April 1996 some 800 national health service regional office staff became part of the Department of Health.
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Mr. Horam: The former Trent regional health authority and, from April 1996, the Trent regional office of the national health service executive have undertaken regular reviews with the centre for health services management at the university of Nottingham to ensure value for money from their funding.
Mr. Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what monitoring has been conducted by or on behalf of his Department on, the implementation of the provisions of the guidance issued in 1992 to health and local authorities on the provision of residential accommodation and support for people with learning difficulties; and if he will make a statement on its effectiveness. 
Mr. Burns: Implementation of the guidance is being monitored in the usual way including through the work of the social services inspectorate, and statistical returns. As envisaged in the guidance, services for people with learning disabilities are becoming increasingly responsive to individual needs. There is to be an SSI inspection of learning disability services in 1997.
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Mr. Denham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are contributing towards the cost of domiciliary care as a result of local authority means tests; and how many liability orders have been issued by local authorities on properties owned by those receiving residential care. 
Mr. Denham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assumptions he made about the income which social service departments would recover from charges for care services in the current year and in each of the past five years; and what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of such services in each year. 
(b) £32 million
(c) £40 million.
Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what tenders his Department has put out to convert its information technology systems to be euro compliant; what are the cost and person hours required to convert the systems to handle the euro; and when he expects his Department's systems to be fully economic and monetary union compliant. 
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Mr. Horam: Information on the total number of cases of infection or colonisation with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is not collected centrally. Information on the numbers of people affected by MRSA incidents since 1992 is set out in the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Carmarthen (Mr. Williams) on 3 December, Official Report, column 634.
Ms. Jowell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the political affiliation of those candidates appointed to public positions in the health service after July whose appointments fall within the guidance on declaration of political activity from the Commission for Public Appointments. 
Mr. Malone: Work is currently under way on compiling the Department's second annual report of public appointments which will include information on the political activity of those appointed to serve on health bodies since April 1996.
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