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Mr. Sarwar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the role of Zyban in the development of the Government's policy on smoking. [128718]

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Yvette Cooper: Zyban is now available on National Health Service prescription. Zyban is a non-nicotine based treatment which has been shown to be effective in helping smokers to quit in combination with motivational support. This drug is an entirely new approach to treating nicotine dependence and NHS availability will give general practitioners an effective way to help smokers.


Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what requirements abortion clinics must meet to be licensed by his Department. [129412]

Yvette Cooper: Any independent sector place wishing to carry out termination of pregnancy must first of all be registered with the local health authority under the Registered Homes Act 1984. All units are inspected and must undertake to comply with the Department's Required Standard Operating Principles (RSOP), which cover a variety of topics. The RSOPs can be found in the "Procedures For The Approval Of Independent Sector Places For The Termination Of Pregnancy". Copies are available in the Library.

Approved clinics are subject to regular unannounced inspections. Failure to comply with the RSOPs, or to maintain the standards required by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State may lead to withdrawal of approval.

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the private sector clinics and hospitals providing abortions, indicating (a) the number of approved beds they contain and (b) whether they are approved for (i) surgical day care abortions with or without general anaesthetic and (ii) late abortions, indicating the name of the proprietor in each case. [129413]

Yvette Cooper: The number of approved beds is controlled by local health authorities under the Registered Homes Act 1984 and this information is not collated centrally. The independent sector places approved to carry out termination of pregnancy are shown in the table. All of them are approved to undertake surgical day care abortions, subject to their conditions of registration under the above Act. Clinics approved to perform abortions from 20 weeks up to 24 weeks gestation are identified in the table. No independent sector place is approved to carry out termination of pregnancy after 24 weeks gestation.

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Name ProprietorAbortion 20-24 weeks gestation
Abbey Gisburne Park Hospital, ClitheroeAbbey Hospitals Ltd.--
BMI Alexandra Hospital, CheadleBMI Healthcare--
BMI Bath ClinicBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Blackheath Hospital, LondonBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Chaucer Hospital, CanterburyBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital, HarrowBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital, WorcesterBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Harbour Hospital, PooleBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Highfield Hospital, RochdaleBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Nuneaton Private HospitalBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Park Hospital, NottinghamBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Sandringham Hospital, King's LynnBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Somerfield Hospital, MaidstoneBMI Healthcare--
BMI The Winterbourne Hospital, DorchesterBMI Healthcare--
BPAS Blackdown Clinic, Leamington SpaBPASYes
BPAS Central London Clinic, LondonBPAS--
BPAS Danum Lodge Clinic, DoncasterBPASYes
BPAS Dean Park Clinic, BournemouthBPAS--
BPAS Leigham Clinic, LondonBPASYes
BPAS Merseyside Clinic, LiverpoolBPAS--
BPAS Robert Clinic, BirminghamBPAS--
BPAS Rosslyn Clinic, East TwickenhamBPASYes
BPAS Wistons Clinic, BrightonBPAS--
Bromhead Hospital, LincolnBromhead Hospital Trust Ltd.--
BUPA Alexandra Hospital, WaldersladeBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Belvedere Hospital, ScarboroughBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Chalybeate Hospital, SouthamptonBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Hospital BristolBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Hospital Bushey, WatfordBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Hospital Clare Park, FarnhamBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Hospital LeicesterBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Hospital NorwichBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Hospital WashingtonBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Hull and East Riding HospitalBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA Murrayfield Hospital, WirralBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA North Cheshire Hospital, WarringtonBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
BUPA South Bank Hospital, WorcesterBUPA Hospitals Ltd.--
Duchy Hospital, TruroCommunity Hospitals Ltd.--
Duchy Nuffield Hospital, HarrogateNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
Fitzwilliam Hospital, PeterboroughCommunity Hospitals Ltd.--
Foscote Private Hospital, BanburyFoscote Court (Banbury) Trust Ltd.--
Marie Stopes Bristol CentreMarie Stopes International--
Marie Stopes Ealing CentreMarie Stopes InternationalYes
Marie Stopes Essex CentreMarie Stopes International--
Marie Stopes HouseMarie Stopes International--
Marie Stopes Leeds CentreMarie Stopes International--
Marie Stopes Manchester CentreMarie Stopes International--
Marie Stopes South London CentreMarie Stopes InternationalYes
New Hall Hospital, SalisburyCommunity Hospitals Ltd.--
New Victoria Hospital, Kingston upon ThamesTrustees of Hospital--
Newcastle Nuffield HospitalNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
North London Nuffield Hospital, EnfieldNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
Park Hill Hospital, DoncasterCommunity Hospitals Group--
Parkview Private Clinic Ltd, WansteadParkview Private Clinic Ltd.--
South Manchester Private Clinic, StockportFraterdrive Ltd.--
The Acland Nuffield Hospital, OxfordNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Calthorpe Clinic, BirminghamThe Calthorpe Clinic Ltd.--
The Chesterfield Nuffield Hospital, BristolNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Evelyn Hospital, CambridgeTrustees of Hospital--
The Exeter Nuffield HospitalNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Garden Hospital, HendonBMI Healthcare--
The Hampshire Clinic, BasingstokeBMI Healthcare--
The Leicester Nuffield HospitalNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The London Bridge Hospital, LondonSt. Martins Healthcare Ltd.--
The North Staffordshire Nuffield Hospital, Newcastle under LymeNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Plymouth Nuffield HospitalNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Portland Hospital, LondonPPP/Columbia Healthcare Ltd.Yes
The Rivers Hospital, SawbridgeworthCommunity Hospitals Ltd.--
The Shropshire Nuffield Hospital, ShrewsburyNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Somerset Nuffield Hospital, TauntonNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Suffolk Nuffield Hospital at Christchurch Park, IpswichNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Wellington Hospital, LondonPPP/Columbia Healthcare Ltd.--
The Woodland Hospital, KetteringCommunity Hospitals Ltd.--
The Wye Valley Nuffield, HerefordNuffield Nursing Homes Trust--
The Yorkshire Clinic, BingleyCommunity Hospitals Ltd.--
Winfield Hospital, GloucesterCommunity Hospitals Ltd.--

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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consent forms were signed by women in the years 1995 to 2000 permitting the use of fetal tissue from their aborted babies to be used in (a) research and (b) other purposes. [129411]

Yvette Cooper: The information requested is not available centrally.

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Pregnancy Advice Bureaux

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the registered pregnancy advice bureaux. [129414]

Yvette Cooper: The following pregnancy advice bureaux are registered with the Department of Health.

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