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Mr. Denham: The National Blood Authority (NBA) is a vital part of the National Health Service and, as such is expected to provide high quality, cost efficient services. Over the past two years the NBA has introduced new
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Mr. Denham: The number of patients waiting for surgery at Southend General Hospital have been affected by a combination of factors, the most significant being the increase in general practitioner referrals reflecting the development of new and enhanced service and emergency admissions which have affected elective surgical admissions. Southend Hospital National Health Service Trust is working with its other health partners and social services on ways to address this in both the hospital and the community.
Mr. Wigley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated expenditure is in the current year on research work aimed at funding a drug or vaccine to control variant CJD; and what plans he has to increase his expenditure next year. 
Yvette Cooper: The Department has allocated some £100,000 of funding in each of the financial years 2000-01 and 2001-02 to research projects specifically to address the development of drugs for the treatment or control of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. The Medical Research Council, together with the Department, remains ready to consider proposals for funding suitable research in this field.
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Yvette Cooper [holding answer 8 January 2001]: The Government rely on the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC) for advice on matters concerning BSE and variant Creutzfeld Jakob Disease (vCJD). SEAC has concluded that BSE and vCJD are caused by prion strains that are currently indistinguishable, and considers vCJD to be an acquired prion disease caused by exposure to BSE or a BSE-like agent.
The Government are prepared to consider the funding of any proposals for research into possible explanations for BSE and vCJD, which should be submitted for consideration through the normal channels. Experiments are currently under way to look further into the theoretical possibility of transmission of vCJD via surgical instruments, or via blood. A hypothesis that BSE might be caused by an abnormal immune response is also being investigated. In addition, the Department of Health- funded National CJD Surveillance Unit follows up medical, immunological, occupational and residential histories of vCJD patients, as well as their dietary habits, on an ongoing basis to identify any common factors. The results are published in the unit's annual report.
Mr. Jack: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will list the research projects into strokes which have been supported by Government bodies; and what was the individual level of expenditure for each project; 
Mr. Denham: The main Government agency for research into the causes of and treatments for disease is the Medical Research Council (MRC) which receives its funding via the Department of Trade and Industry. The Department funds research to support policy and the delivery of effective practice in the National Health Service. The Department also provides NHS support funding for research commissioned by the research councils and charities that takes place in the NHS.
Project: A related study in a cohort of women of similar age--Professor Shah Ebrahim, University of Bristol.
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Project title: A controlled comparison of alternative strategies in stroke rehabilitation--Professor Lalit Kalra, Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' School of Medicine.
Project title: What is the best imaging strategy for acute stroke?--Dr. Joanna Wardlaw, University of Edinburgh.
Project title: Early prediction of rehabilitation needs following acute stroke--Professor Philip Bath, University of Nottingham.
Project title: Social-environmental, psychological and physical approaches to stroke rehabilitation--Professor David Barer, University of Newcastle.
Project title: Can the effectiveness of interdisciplinary team care for stroke be improved?--Professor David Barer, University of Newcastle.
Project title: FOOD--A multicentre international randomised trial to evaluate percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and nasogastric tube feeding in patients admitted to hospital with a recent stroke--Dr. Martin Dennis, University of Edinburgh.
Project title: Screening for stroke--Professor Shah Ebrahim, University of Bristol.
Project title: A study of the information-giving process between physiotherapists and patients in relation to recovery following stroke--Dr. Rose Wiles.
Project title: A randomised trial to evaluate the cost effectiveness of a domiciliary rehabilitation scheme versus usual care in the rehabilitation of stroke patients--Dr. Paul Roderick.
Project title: An exploration of the narrative life histories of people following stroke--Dr. Caroline Ellis-Hill.
Project title: The Development and Evaluation of the provision of individualised information to meet the needs of people undergoing rehabilitation following a stroke--Professor D. L. McEllan.
Project title: To evaluate the assessment of motor and process skills (AMPs) as an improved measure of rehabilitation outcome in stroke patients--Ms Susanna Robinson.
Project: Developing methods in primary care for prevention of vascular disease and diabetes in high risk ethnic groups-- Dr. J. K. Cruikshank, University of Manchester.
Project: The Oxford community myocardial infarction incidence study--Dr. Andrew Neil, University of Oxford.
Cost: £125, 934
Project: Development of an early hospital discharge policy following acute stroke--an evaluation--Dr. Heather Rodgers, University of Newcastle.
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Project: An RCT of the cost-effectiveness of exercise in the over 65s--Professor Jonathan Nicholl, University of Sheffield.
Project: The Tees stroke register--Professor Richard Thompson, University of Newcastle.
Project: Co-ordinated stroke audit and research (COSTAR)--Professor David Barer, Newcastle General Hospital.
Project: Rehabilitation of arm function--Professor Nadina Lincoln, University of Nottingham.
Project: The incidence, natural history, resource use and outcome of stroke--Dr. Charles Wolfe, United Medical and Dental School.
Project: Does psychological treatment improve the outcome after stroke?--Professor Allan House, University of Leeds.
Project: Development of a measure of social outcome following stroke--Mrs. Victoria Wood, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust.
Project: The incidence of, aetiology and management of stroke--Dr. I. Baker, University of Bristol.
Project: Multi-centre trial of out patient occupational therapy of stroke--Dr. John Gladman, University of Nottingham.
Project: The influence of developmental indices and blood pressure in young adults on risk of stroke and ischaemic heart disease in later life--Professor George Davey Smith, University of Bristol.
Project: The treatment of urinary incontinence in stroke patients--Professor Christopher Castleder, University of Leicester.
Project: Meta-Analsis of Prospective studies to establish risk factors for stroke--Dr. N. Qizilbash, University of Oxford.
Project: The International Stroke Trial--Professor P. Sandercock, University of Edinburgh.
Project: The treatment of transient ischaemic attacks and stroke--Professor C. P. Warlow, University of Edinburgh.
Project: Chemokines and metalloproteinases in leukocytes adhesion and migration in the central nervous system during inflammation--Professor M. L. Cuzner, Institute of Neurology.
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Project: The molecular basis of brain damage during and after cerebral ischaemia--Dr. K. L. Allen, Institute of Neurology.
Project: Characterisation of endothelin receptor sub-types in human cerebral vessels--Dr. A. P. Davenport, University of Cambridge.
Project: Protective effect of heart shock protein over-expression in cerebral ischaemia--Professor David Latchman, University College London.
Project: Control of expression of the angiotensinogen gene and its linkage to hypertension and Cerebrovascular disease--Professor P. J. Grant, University of Leeds.
Project: Brain TNF alpha receptors--Professor N. J. Rothwell, University of Manchester.
Project: Mechanisms of damage to and protection of non-neuronal cells in the CNS during cerebral ischaemia--Professor J. McCulloch, University of Glasgow.
Project: Neuropeptide-Y and induced tolerance of excitotoxic insults--Dr. L. E. Sundstrom, University of Southampton.
Project: Ion channels, transporters and receptors in brain endothelium: basic science to underpin drug discovery--Dr. J. N. Abbott, Kings College London.
Project: Clinical and pathological studies of acute ischaemic stroke--Professor C. P. Warlow, University of Edinburgh.
Project: The causes, consequences and treatment of acute brain injury--Professor C. P. Warlow, University of Edinburgh.
Project: The treatment and prevention of stroke--Professor P. Sandercock, University of Edinburgh.
Project: Pilot study for a randomised controlled trial of corticosteroids in head injury--Dr. I. G. Roberts Institute of Child Health (London).
Project: The effect of nitric oxide donors on experimental stroke--Professor P. M. W. Bath, GKT, King's College Campus.
Project: Mechanisms of delayed ischaemic neurological deficit following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage--Dr. D. K. Menon, University of Cambridge.
Project: Regulation of brain IL-1 release--Professor N. J. Rothwell, University of Manchester.
Project: The Cambridge Cerebrovascular Centre--genetic predisposition, vascular biology, Functional Imaging--Professor J. D. Pickard, University of Cambridge.
Project: Surgical Trial in Intracerebral Haemorrhage--Professor A. D. Mendelow, University of Newcastle.
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Project: Acute and Chronic Brain Injury--Mechanisms and Outcome: Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre--Professor J. D. Pickard, University of Cambridge.
Project: Functional and Metabolic Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain During the Acute and Recovery Stages of Stroke--Professor P. M. Mathews, University of Oxford.
Project: Investigation of calpain function in slice cultures using noval fluorescent probes--Professor M. Bradley, University of Southampton.
Project: Brain Protection after Cerebral Ischaemia--Professor J. McCulloch, University of Glasgow.
Project: Intravenous Magnesium Efficacy in Stroke Study (IMAGES)--Dr. K. R. Lees, University of Glasgow.
Project: Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial--Miss A. Halliday, St. Mary's Hospital.
Project: Brain Damage Co-operative: from Mechanisms to Man--Professor McCulloch, University of Glasgow.
Project: Neuronal pathways underlying CNS responses to injury and disease--Professor N. J. Rothwell, University of Manchester.
Project: The pathophysiology of clinical recovery and deterioration after ischaemic stroke: Studies with functional/ physiologic--Professor J. Baron, University of Cambridge.
Project: The CRASH trial (Corticosteroid randomisation after significant head injury)--Dr. I. G. Roberts, Institute of Child Health (London).
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