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Mental Health Services

Mr. Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the expenditure on mental health services as a proportion of total NHS spending in each year since 1988-89; and if he will make a statement. [149347]

Mr. Hutton: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave on 1 February 2001, Official Report, column 266W.

District Nurses

Mr. Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patient contacts there were with district nurses in each year since 1989-90; and if he will make a statement. [149349]

Mr. Denham: Information about patient contacts with district nurses is contained in the statistical report "Patient care in the community, District Nursing summary information for 1999-2000, England". Copies of the summary are available in the Library.

Stewart Committee

Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to meet the Stewart Committee on mobile phone safety; and what new studies he has asked the Committee to undertake. [149519]

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Yvette Cooper: The Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (the Stewart group) was set up to investigate the public health implications of mobile phone technologies. Their report was published on 11 May 2000 and the group stood down shortly thereafter. Copies of the report are available in the Library. The report included a recommendation for a substantial research programme to be set up. This programme, jointly funded by Government and industry, was announced in December 2000 and will be launched at a scientific workshop in central London on Friday 9 February. The research will be undertaken under the direction of an independent programme management committee under the chairmanship of Sir William Stewart. The selection and management of studies will be in the hands of the programme management committee. Details of this new committee are available on the website "www.doh.gov.uk/ mobilephones"

Enrolled Nurses

Mr. Pickthall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list those hospitals which do not offer permanent posts to enrolled nurses. [148437]

Mr. Denham: This information is not collected centrally but may be held locally by individual National Health Service employers. We have made it clear that the systematic use of short-term contracts for nurses and other staff should end.

HOME DEPARTMENT

Police Numbers

Miss Widdecombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list, on a comparable basis, the number of police officers, broken down by rank, in each force in England and Wales, and for England and Wales as a whole, at (a) 31 March 1997 and (b) 30 September 2000, indicating the change in the number of officers at each rank in each force and in England and Wales as a whole over that period. [149209]

Mr. Charles Clarke [holding answer 6 February 2001]: The information requested is in the table.

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Police forceChief constableAssistant chief constableSuperintendentChief inspectorInspectorSergeantConstableTotal police ranks
Total strength for ordinary duty as at 31 March 1997(18)
Avon and Somerset1329431444542,3152,989
Bedfordshire121612611568461,094
Cambridgeshire121514622071,0011,302
Cheshire132030943081,5902,046
Cleveland111321782241,1211,458
Cumbria121316541768821,144
Derbyshire132124922741,3761,791
Devon and Cornwall1330451394132,2342,865
Dorset121824692019691,284
Durham122022752111,1301,461
Essex(19)1331441434692,2692,961
Gloucestershire121419551708721,133
Greater Manchester1679953781,0215,3426,922
Hampshire1338451575092,6983,452
Hertfordshire(19)131929942491,3651,758
Humberside1319301112991,5822,045
Kent1430431654632,5543,260
Lancashire1427421785032,4923,247
Leicestershire121820952751,5561,949
Lincolnshire121321561839211,196
London, City of12121551122656859
Merseyside1451591876563,2724,230
Metropolitan Police(19)7282113441,1974,21820,67126,677
Norfolk121719641951,1331,432
Northamptonshire12129541689311,177
Northumbria0439511815172,8853,677
North Yorkshire121422652161,0181,338
Nottinghamshire1323201243311,8222,323
South Yorkshire1440461594732,4363,159
Staffordshire1326331203441,6842,211
Suffolk121512591699221,180
Surrey(19)132119912451,2401,620
Sussex1428391624772,3743,085
Thames Valley1354391985422,8583,695
Warwickshire12111152141708926
West Mercia1319311183051,5632,040
West Midlands1476793429745,6367,113
West Yorkshire1449682557264,1065,209
Wiltshire121315631798811,154
Dyfed-Powys121417421737561,005
Gwent121115521989641,243
North Wales 121826742241,0241,369
South Wales1333511554732,2602,976
Total all forces(20)481451,2901,6796,16418,81196,914125,051
Total strength for ordinary duty as at 30 September 2000(18)
Avon and Somerset1322361474382,2942,941
Bedfordshire121312541417831,006
Cambridgeshire121411591919891,266
Cheshire1317261003321,5212,000
Cleveland12242671961,1291,421
Cumbria12814501568171,048
Derbyshire132426832811,3631,780
Devon and Cornwall1434351374002,2612,873
Dorset121422631989991,299
Durham121923812121,2441,581
Essex(19)1322401304362,1472,780
Gloucestershire121116541718871,142
Greater Manchester1677883199925,2856,767
Hampshire1333391655302,6633,435
Hertfordshire(19)1321301042721,5301,961
Humberside1222241022681,4861,905
Kent1525391464792,5443,239
Lancashire1330351665162,4633,215
Leicestershire131521962601,6142,010
Lincolnshire121016591858881,162
London, City of118124893557720
Merseyside1446531706043,2034,081
Metropolitan Police(19)5261923801,1663,94418,98124,695
Norfolk121523682161,0621,387
Northamptonshire121111511659251,166
Northumbria1541581935503,0373,885
North Yorkshire121112662109911,293
Nottinghamshire1320241153061,7622,232
South Yorkshire1438511764942,4203,184
Staffordshire1216241073351,6722,157
Suffolk121315541718601,115
Surrey(19)131721883101,6732,113
Sussex1529351604642,1192,812
Thames Valley1243341965672,9053,748
Warwickshire1212940120728912
West Mercia121626922981,4711,906
West Midlands1459343011,0195,9317,350
West Yorkshire1546722326573,7934,806
Wiltshire121416561828291,099
Dyfed-Powys121518461847791,045
Gwent121116572039811,271
North Wales 121321602301,0661,393
South Wales1431381694432,3433,029
Total all forces(20)471451,1721,5575,89218,41994,997122,230
Difference in number of officers between September 2000 and March 1997
Avon and Somerset00-7-73-16-21-48
Bedfordshire00-30-7-14-63-87
Cambridgeshire00-1-3-4-16-12-36
Cheshire00-3-4624-68-46
Cleveland0111-19-11-288-38
Cumbria00-5-2-4-20-65-96
Derbyshire0032-97-13-10
Devon and Cornwall014-10-2-13288
Dorset00-4-2-6-33015
Durham00-1161114121
Essex(19)00-9-4-13-33-122-181
Gloucestershire00-3-3-111510
Greater Manchester00-2-7-60-29-57-154
Hampshire00-5-6821-35-17
Hertfordshire(19)00211024166202
Humberside0-13-6-9-30-96-140
Kent01-5-4-1916-10-21
Lancashire0-13-7-1213-29-33
Leicestershire01-31135861
Lincolnshire00-3-533-32-35
London, City of0-1-4-3-3-29-99-138
Merseyside00-5-6-17-52-69-149
Metropolitan Police(19)-2-2-1936-31-274-1,690-1,982
Norfolk00-24421-71-45
Northamptonshire00-12-3-3-6-11
Northumbria11271233152208
North Yorkshire00-3-101-6-27-45
-Nottinghamshire00-35-9-25-59-92
South Yorkshire00-251721-1526
Staffordshire0-1-10-9-13-9-12-54
Suffolk00-23-52-62-65
Surrey(19)00-42-265433493
Sussex011-4-2-13-256-273
Thames Valley0-1-11-5-2244753
Warwickshire001-2-12-2220-14
West Mercia0-1-3-5-26-7-92-134
West Midlands00-17-45-4145295237
West Yorkshire01-34-23-69-313-403
Wiltshire0011-73-53-55
Dyfed-Powys00114112441
Gwent0001551728
North Wales 00-5-5-1464224
South Wales01-2-1314-308353
Total all forces(20)-10-118-121-272-392-1,917-2,821

(18) Full-time equivalents

(19) Prior to 1 April 2000 the Metropolitan police district included areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Surrey. After that date the responsibility for policing these areas transferred to the county forces. To compensate for the additional area police officer resources were transferred from the Metropolitan police to the surrounding forces, more information is available in Home Office Statistical Bulletin 2/01.

(20) Totals do not include secondments


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