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(3) what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on compensation for payment by public bodies after 30 days of invoices from small businesses. 
Mr. Ben Chapman: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many letters of (a) complaint and (b) approbation have been received with regard to the touch tone steering system installed on her office's public inquiry line. 
Mr. Ben Chapman: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what staff savings have been made as a result of the use of the touch tone steering system installed on her office's public inquiry line. 
Mr. Ben Chapman: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what value for money studies have been carried out regarding the touch tone steering system installed on her Office's public inquiry line. 
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Mr. Nigel Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients on NHS waiting lists in Gloucestershire who would normally have been treated within the South West Region have been treated elsewhere in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
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Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total cost to the NHS was of treating sexually transmitted diseases including in-patient and outpatient treatment and prevention in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999; 
(3) what the cost was to the NHS of treating cancer of the cervix and other cervical abnormalities in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999; 
(4) what the cost to the NHS was of infertility treatment in (a) 1970, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 1999; and of this, how much was as a consequence of previous sexually-transmitted disease, with particular reference to chlamydia. 
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) sterilisations and (b) reversals of sterilisation were carried out by the NHS in (i) 1970, (ii) 1980, (iii) 1990 and (iv) 1999; how many were requested as a result of people getting married or acquiring new partners; and what the total cost to the NHS was in each of those years. 
|Female sterilisation reversal||6,831||1,556||699|
|Male sterilisation reversal||890||1,745||896|
(12) 1980 data were collected via the Hospital In-Patient Inquiry which was based on a 1 in 10 sample of discharges and deaths from non-Psychiatric and non-Maternity NHS Hospitals in England.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are awaiting cardiac surgery in (a) Teeside Region and (b) Middlesborough, South and Cleveland East; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Denham: At the end of March 2000, 291 patients in the Tees Health Authority area were waiting for elective admission to a consultant whose main speciality is cardiothoracic surgery. Cardiothoracic surgery includes heart and lung surgery. The information is not collected at constituency level.
Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will have discussions with London borough councils with a view to stopping traffic wardens issuing parking tickets to the vehicles of nurses displaying a notice indicating that they are attending to patients in their homes; and if he will make a statement. 
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We recognise the parking problems faced by doctors and other healthcare workers including nurses who are required to make home visits. A system to provide concessionary parking for these workers on emergency calls is currently in operation. It is called the Health Emergency Badge. The general attitude of the London Boroughs to routine visits is that these workers must plan time to park legally and pay the relevant fees (for which they may then receive reimbursement from their employer). Whether or not some routine work should be excused from normal parking rules is down to individual London Boroughs.
Mr. Tyler: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will list the members of the National Poisons Information Service Board; and how details of their meeting schedule, agendas and minutes can be obtained; 
(3) what were the terms of the contracts between his Department and the National Poisons Information Service between 1995 and the current year. 
Yvette Cooper [pursuant to her reply, 28 June 2000, c. 510-11]: I regret that there was an error in my previous reply. The calendar year referred to in the last paragraph of the reply should read 1997.
Mr. Tyler: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 28 June 2000, Official Report, columns 511-12W, (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the outstanding National Poisons Information Service Centre reports for the year 1999-2000 that were scheduled to be completed by the end of June; 
(3) if he will place in the Library the reports made by the National Poisons Information Service Centre to comply with the provisions of European Commission Resolution 90/C 329/03. 
Yvette Cooper [pursuant to her reply, 28 July 2000, c. 1000]: I regret that there was an error in my previous reply. The year of the last report referred to in the last paragraph of the reply should read (1997).
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