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Jacqui Smith: Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are being separately identified for the first time in the Department's statistical collections on looked-after children for the year ending 31 March 2002. At present these data are still being collected and validated. It is anticipated that preliminary figures will be available in the autumn of 2002.
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Information about the diagnosis for which the drugs were prescribed is not available. Drugs used to treat mental illness have therefore been defined as those within British National Formulary paragraphs Hypnotics and anxiolytics (4.1), Drugs used in psychoses and related disorders ( 4.2) and Antidepressant drugs ( 4.3).
|Prescription items (thousands)|
|England BNF description||1 April 2001 31 March 2002|
|4.1 Hypnotics and anxiolytics||16,687|
|Chloral and derivative||165|
|4.2 Drugs used in psychoses and related disorders||5,680|
|4.2.1 Antipsychotic drugs||4,722|
|4.2.2 Antipsychotic depot injections||199|
|4.2.3 Antimanic drugs||759|
|4.3 Antidepressant drugs||24,787|
|4.3.1 Tricyclic and related antidepressant drugs||9,770|
|4.3.2 Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)||91|
|4.3.4 Other antidepressant drugs||2,528|
1. The therapeutic classifications are based on British National Formulary, Number 42 (September 2001).
2. These data are based on items dispensed by community pharmacists, appliance contractors, dispensing doctors and prescriptions submitted by prescribing doctors for items personally administered. The data are from the Prescription Cost Analysis system.
(3) pursuant to his answer of 13 February 2002, Official Report, column 470W, on prisons with no mental health in-reach services, if he will list the prisons for which mental health in-reach services are planned by 2004. 
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HMP/YOI Bullwood Hall
HMP/YOI/RC Eastwood Park
HMP Wormwood Scrubs.
HMYOI/RC Glen Parva
HMP Holme House
HMP Long Lartin
HMP/YOI New Hall
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what meetings have taken place between Ministers in his Department and Home Office Ministers since 27 February concerning mental health services in prisons; 
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Jacqui Smith: We are in regular contact with our counterparts in the Home Office on a range of prison health issues, including mental health services in prisons and the training of nurses and other health care staff working in prisons.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 10 April 2002, Official Report, column 457W, on mental health, what conclusions have emerged from the work of the Homelessness Directorate as to the reasons for refusals of offers of help by rough sleepers in so far as they relate to health issues. 
Jacqui Smith: The reasons why some rough sleepers refuse help are complex. A significant proportion of those rough sleepers who are still sleeping rough have some kind of mental health problem, and the large majority have some physical health problems. These health needs are often compounded by alcohol and drug misuse.
The Homelessness Directorate's report, 'More than a roof', acknowledges that there is much more work to be done to help those that remain on the street and that addressing their health needs is a critical part to help them to start to rebuild their lives.
The Department is working with the Homelessness Directorate to ensure that there are appropriate and effective health services for vulnerable rough sleepers that will enable them to get relevant treatment for their health needs. The Mental Health Bill will also help to target services on some of those who are unable to request treatment for themselves.
Jacqui Smith: Work is well under way to deliver two new units at Rampton and Broadmoor that will deliver 140 places for people suffering from dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD). There will be a 70-bed unit at each special hospital and both developments are currently on target for completion by 2004.
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 8 July 2002]: The consultation responses received in respect of the draft Mental Health Bill will be made publicly available subject to respondents' requests for confidentiality.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how his Department plans to publicise the amendment to Regulation 5 of the Care Homes Regulations 2001 to (a) local authorities, (b) care home owners and (c) residents and their families; 
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Jacqui Smith [holding answer 18 March 2002]: The draft amendment to Care Home Regulations 2001 was issued for consultation on 19 June for comments by 18 July. A copy has been placed on the Department's website at www.doh.gov.uk/jointunit/freenursingcare.htm. The national health service and local authorities were notified via the chief executive's bulletin on 21 June. Copies of the draft regulations have also been sent direct to the bodies that represent the interests of providers and the elderly and care home residents and their relatives. It is, of course, open to any individual or organisation to comment on the proposed amendments.
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 29 April 2002]: Information on care homes and places is not available at constituency level. The available information presented in the table shows the number of registered care homes and places in the Durham area at 31 March each year.
|Residential care homes(26)||Nursing care homes, hospitals and clinics(27),(28)|
(26) Information for 1997 is presented for Durham county council, and following local government re-organisation, information for 1998 onwards is presented for the remaining part of Durham county council and Darlington unitary authority.
(27) Information is presented for County Durham and Darlington health authority.
(28) Information for 1997 relates to the period 1 October 1996 to 31 March 1997.
Department of Health annual returns
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