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Mr. Hutton [holding answer 12 March 2002]: The Department is currently discussing new doctors' disciplinary procedures with the British Medical Association. This will include the handling of local appeals by NHS employers.
Mr. Havard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health who, on behalf of his Department, is conducting the assessment into the possible exclusion of transfusion recipients giving blood; and how many years in retrospect the assessment will cover. 
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 12 March 2002]: The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Blood and Tissues has asked the Department's Economics and Operational Research Division to assess the impact of excluding transfusion recipients from donating blood on possible secondary infections of variant CJD, assuming blood to be infective. This risk assessment is still in progress and consequently no decision has been taken into the possible exclusion of transfusion recipients giving blood.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for Oxford, West and Abingdon (Dr. Harris) of 5 March 2002, Official Report, column 391W, on health expenditure, if he will list the expenditure on health by weighted head of population in real terms for each health authority area, to include expenditure accounted for by (a) the Dental Practice Board and (b) the Prescription Pricing Authority. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 12 March 2002]: Expenditure per weighted head of population is not a reliable indicator to compare different health authorities. Allocations per weighted head are a much more reliable indicator.
Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many appointments to public bodies have been made through his Department (a) from April 2000 to March 2001 and (b) since 31 March 2001; and how many of these were (i) men and (ii) women. 
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|Period||Men appointed||Women appointed|
|1 April 200031 March 2001||1,125||942|
|1 April 200128 February 2002||836||693|
As well as appointments made by Ministers, the figures include appointments made by the National Health Service Appointments Commission to NHS trusts, health authorities and primary care trusts since the Commission's estalishment in April 2001.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many answers to parliamentary questions, are more than (a) two weeks and (b) three months outstanding; and if he will make a statement. 
Joyce Quin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Gateshead, East and Washington, West dated 19 November 2001 relating to Dr. Sheikh, a constituent. 
Sir Teddy Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he intends to reply to the letter dated 4 December 2001 addressed to the Minister for Local Government and transferred to his Department on 10 January about the availability of benefits to the disabled within unitary authorities. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 12 March 2002, Official Report, column 1022W, on home care, how many households, in each of the last five years for which figures are available received (a) up to five contact hours, (b) five to 10 contact hours and (c) more than 10 contact hours of intensive home care during a survey
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|Percentage of households receiving|
|Up to 5 hours||69||65||62||59||58|
|5 to 10 hours||30||20||21||25||23|
|More than 10 hours||||15||17||19||19|
|Number of households receiving intensive home care1||||61,200||67,000||72,100||76,400|
|Rate per 1,000 households 65+||||12||13||14||15|
|Rate per 1,000 population 65+ (C28)||||7.8||8.8||9.2|||
1 From 1998 intensive home care/home help is defined as six or more visits with more than 10 contact hours, prior to this the criterion was six or more visits with five or more contact hours
DH HH1 Return
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 13 March 2002, Official Report, column 1141W, on people remaining in hospital, what estimate he has made of the cost of, and what assessment he has made for the case for, social services departments being charged by the NHS for people who remain in hospital, after being medically discharged; and if he will make a statement. 
|Number of discharges||Number of re-admissions||Percentage of re-admissions, indirectly age and sex standardised|
|Total number of registered care beds||Residential care beds||Nursing care beds2|
1 Information on residential care for 1999 onwards is presented for Shropshire County Council and Telford and Wrekin Unitary Authority.
2 Includes beds in private hospitals and clinics.
3 Nursing beds relate to the period 1 October 1996 to 31 March 1997.
Department of Health's annual returns.
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