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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to amend the Registered Homes Act 1984 to allow under 18-year-olds with Prader-Willi Syndrome to enter such homes; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Hutton [holding answer 9 February 2001]: We have no such plans. The Registered Homes Act 1984 will be repealed in its entirety when the regulatory provisions in the Care Standards Act come into effect. There is nothing in either the registered Homes Act of the Care Standards Act which would prevent children suffering from this particular condition from entering care homes.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by his Department on departmental and agency logos and associated branding since 1 May 1997. 
Ms Stuart: Since 1 May 1997 £473,201 has been spent by the Department of Health on departmental and agency logos and associated branding. Further information is in the table.
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|Departmental and agency logos||Cost (£)||Notes|
|Department of Health||112,000||Including Social Services Inspectorate and National Health Service Executive (included stationery and publications design)|
|Medicines Control Agency||0|
|Medical Devices Agency||0|
|NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency||0|
|NHS Pensions Agency||0|
|Our Healthier Nation||19,684|
|NHS||247,366||This logo was created before 1997. Since then the Department has spent £247,366 on developing the NHS Identity Guidelines to support the implementation of this logo across the NHS (when items are being replaced). This implementation creates savings for the NHS by taking away the need for all NHS organisations to have different logos and enabling bulk purchasing due to one standard style.|
|Teenage Pregnancy Unit||250|
|Capitec||2,900||Part of NHS Estates|
|NHS International||1,900||Part of NHS Estates|
|NHS Estates Engineering and Science Services||800|
|NHS Direct||11,232||The original NHS Direct logo was developed as part of a campaign and not costed separately. It was later adopted more widely as the single logo for the national service and guidelines on its use were prepared. It was updated in 1999. The cost given relates to the guidelines and the 1999 revision.|
|ProCure21||1,080||Part of NHS Estates|
|Food Standards Agency||61,040||The FSA is a non-ministerial Government Department. It is accountable to Parliament through Health Ministers. It is thus not an agency of the Department. This figure covers expenditure prior to the establishment of the FSA on 1 April 2000 by its precursor, the MAFF/DH Joint Food Safety and Standards Group.|
|Pathology Centres||1,059||Part of Medical Devices Agency|
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The Department sometimes uses logos as part of advertising campaigns. These are part of the overall creative development and are not charged separately.
Mr. Rowe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to meet members of the UK youth parliament to discuss the health aspects of the parliament's manifesto. 
Ms Stuart: I have not received an invitation to meet the United Kingdom's youth parliament, but would be interested in reading their manifesto.
Mr. Nigel Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the desirability of enforcing common guidelines across all general practices relating to how often general practitioners should visit their elderly patients each year. 
Mr. Denham: The NHS Plan principles of ensuring that the National Health Service provides a comprehensive range of high-quality services--services based on clinical needs--will be enshrined in the National Service Framework (NSF) for older people.
The NSF, which will be published shortly, will for the first time set national standards and define service models for the health and social care of older people. The NSF will apply to general practitioners and to other providers of care to older people. There will also be programmes in place to support its implementation and progress will be measured against national milestones and performance indicators.
Mr. Rowlands: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) radiologists and (b) oncologists are contracted to the NHS in England. 
Mr. Denham: The information requested is in the table.
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|At 30 September 2000||Number(15)|
(15) Figures rounded to nearest ten
(16) Total may not equal sum of component parts due to rounding
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) privately run and (b) local authority run care homes there were in (i) 1997, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999, (iv) 2000 and (v) 2001 in north-west Lancashire. 
Mr. Hutton: The tables show the number of private nursing homes, hospitals and clinics for the health authority of north-west Lancashire and residential care homes in the former local authority area of Lancashire (as details of these homes are not available for north-west Lancashire). Information is presented for the years 1997 to 2000 but is not yet available for 2001.
|As at 31 March||Total||General nursing homes||Mental nursing homes||Hospitals and clinics|
(17) Information presented for the health authority area
RH(N) Form A 1998-2000, KO36 form 1997
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|As at 31 March||Total number of homes||Local authority staffed homes||Independent homes(19)||Dual registered homes(20)|
(18) Details of residential care homes are presented for the local authority area of Lancashire. From 1998, owing to local government re-organisation, figures are presented for the unitary areas of Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool and the re-organised county of Lancashire.
(19) Consists of voluntary, private and small homes.
(20) Homes that are registered to provide both residential and nursing care.
RA Form A
Mr. Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to make an announcement about the establishment of new medical schools. 
Mr. Denham: Responsibility for the allocation of places to higher education institutions in England lies with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). HEFCE is planning an announcement later this spring.
Mr. Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the Camden and Islington Health Action Zone since its inception; and what spending is planned for 2001-02. 
Mr. Denham: Since its inception in April 1999 Camden and Islington Health Action Zone (HAZ) has received £3.36 million in direct funding from the Department. In 2001-02 the HAZ will receive at least a further £1.41 million, with decisions on smoking cessation and drugs prevention moneys yet to be made.
In addition, Camden and Islington Health Authority has received £2.7 million targeted funding for HAs in HAZ areas. In 2001-02 this funding is subsumed within the Health Inequalities Adjustment, of which Camden and Islington HA's share is £3.1 million.
Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list in respect of (a) general practitioners, (b) hospital consultants, (c) nurses and (d) each of the professions allied to medicine (i) average earnings on 1 April 1997, (ii) average earnings on 1 April 2001, (iii) the percentage annual pay increase for each of the last five years and (iv) the percentage pay increase between 1 April 1997 and 1 April 2001. 
Mr. Denham: The information requested is provided in the tables. Information on average earnings is not yet available for hospital consultants, nurses and each of the professions allied to medicine for 2000 and 2001.
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|Year||IANI as of 1 April (£)||Percentage increase||IANI averaged across year when staged pay award (£)||Percentage increase|
(21) Pay increases is 3.3 per cent. but IANI only increased by 3.1 per cent. because of changes in the definition of activities that are included within IANI.
1. Average earnings are defined as Intended Average Net Income (IANI) as recommended by Doctors and Dentists Review Body. This includes part-times and is not on a whole time equivalent basis.
2. Percentage pay increase between 1 April 1997 and 1 April 2001--23 per cent.
|Average total earnings|
|1997||1998||1999||Percentage increase 1997-99|
|Qualified Nurses (grades C-/+)|
|Average earnings (£)||18,800||19,600||21,400||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||4.3||9.2||13.8|
|Average earnings (£)||60,400||65,600||69,700||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||8.6||6.3||15.4|
|Professions Allied to Medicine|
|Art, Drama and Music Therapists|
|Average earnings (£)||19,600||21,000||22,400||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||7.1||6.7||14.3|
|Average earnings (£)||18,200||18,800||21,700||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||3.3||15.4||19.2|
|Average earnings (£)||19,900||20,700||22,300||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||4.0||7.7||12.1|
|Average earnings (£)||9,900||10,000||10,800||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||1.0||8.0||9.1|
|Average earnings (£)||20,600||21,300||23,200||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||3.4||8.9||12.6|
|Average earnings (£)||19,400||20,000||21,200||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||3.1||6.0||9.3|
|Average earnings (£)||20,000||20,700||22,200||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||3.5||7.2||11.0|
|Average earnings (£)||21,500||20,400||24,000||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||-5.1||17.6||11.6|
|Average earnings (£)||12,700||12,900||13,800||--|
|Percentage annual increase||--||1.6||7.0||8.7|
1. Earnings figures are based on payments in August, multiplied by 12 to get annual equivalent amounts. The basic salary and earnings of part-time are adjusted to full-time equivalents.
2. Average total earnings for 2000 are based on 1999 figures, uprated using information relating to pay rates and payscale restructuring from the advance letters, and assuming the same ratio of basic salary to total earnings.
3. Average total earnings for 2001 are based on 2000 estimated earnings, uprated using information relating to pay rates any payscale restructuring and any new additional allowances, from the advance letters.
4. Average total earnings includes basic pay, overtime and any additional allowances and enhancements.
5. Results rounded to the nearest £100.
6. Intensity supplements not included as they were introduced in April 2000.
7. Consultant discretionary points take account only of five points, not eight as introduced in April 2000.
8. For the purpose of this answer information on the Professions Allied to Medicine relates to groups of staff who have their pay determined by the Review body for Nursing staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine (NPRB).
Department of Health's August 1997, 1998 and 1999 NHS Earnings Surveys.
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