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Yvette Cooper: In 200001 70 per cent. of women aged 5064 were screened for breast cancer. Information about the percentage of women screened in each health authority is provided in the statistical bulletin "Breast Screening Programme, England: 200001". Copies are available in the Library.
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John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the clinical needs of premature babies will be addressed within the maternity services section of the planned National Service Framework on Children. 
Yvette Cooper: We have established a number of External Working Groups to provide advice on standards for the Children's National Service Framework. The needs of premature babies will be considered as part of the work of any relevant External Working Groups including maternity services.
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Ms Blears: The Western Sussex Primary Care Trust is an amalgamation of Regis and Chichester and Rural Primary Care Groups (PCGs). These PCGs received a share of the additional moneys for investment in primary care premises that were allocated towards the end of 2001. These were £25,000 for 200102 and £50,000 for 200203.
In addition, the PCGs have accessed the West Sussex General Medical Services discretionary fund, which included over £500,000 for cost rent and improvement grant projects. The Western Sussex share of that was £140,000 or 28 per cent. of the funding. With the agreement of all PCGs and Primary Care Trusts in West Sussex, this money has been held and managed as a shared resource for 200102.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear, (d) the north east and (e) the UK; what information and support is available to people diagnosed with fibromyalgia; how many multidisciplinary clinics for fibromyalgia there are in the UK; and if he plans to fund a multidisciplinary clinic for fibromyalgia in the north east. 
Jacqui Smith: The information requested on the incidence of fibromyalgia is not available in the form requested, as we do not collect data on the incidence of individual conditions. We do, however, have some information on finished consultant episodes as shown in the table.
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An FCE is defined as a period of patient care under one consultant in one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as one person may have several episodes within the year. Figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data.
People with fibromyalgia can access the normal range of NHS services according to their needs. There is also information available from NHS Direct on fibromyalgia either by telephone or on their website.
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We do not hold information centrally on how NHS services are configured locally. It is for NHS authorities in the north east to decide whether or not they want to fund a multidisciplinary clinic for fibromyalgia as they are responsible for commissioning local services.
Mr. Hutton: I have received no representations from primary care groups (PCGs) or primary care trusts (PCTs) on their state of preparation for their new PCT responsibilities. All PCTs have been established after full and open consultation locally, giving every opportunity for views and concerns to be expressed and addressed at that stage.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what extent ring-fenced money allocated to specific services in Barnet (a) was used in 200102 and (b) is proposed to be used in 200203 for reducing deficits and for other purposes outside the ring-fence; what the original ring-fencing was proposed for in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
In 200203, there is limited earmarking of funds within allocations. This is to allow HAs to be able to manage flexibly the resources available to them. The following sums are included in allocations with the intention that they are spent on the purpose for which they were allocated.
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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many social workers have been recruited by local authorities since the Government launched its publicised recruitment drive last year. 
Jacqui Smith: There was a rise of 780 whole-time equivalent social work staff working for councils between 30 September 1999 and 30 September 2000. More recent figures are not yet available. However, the main aim of the social care recruitment campaign is to raise the number of people applying for social work training by 5,000 by 2004. As the current social work training takes two years, and the earliest that someone reacting to the campaign could join a course is autumn 2002, we would not expect to see the effects of the campaign on an increase in social workers being recruited by local authorities until summer 2004 at the earliest.
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