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level of fines imposed by the Inner London magistrates courts was in each of the last three years; what the average recovery time was; and what amounts were (a) written off and (b) remitted. 
Yvette Cooper: The Inner London Magistrates' Courts Service (ILMCS) became part of the amalgamated Greater London Magistrates' Courts Authority (GLMCA) on 1 April 2001. It is therefore not possible to provide separate data for Inner London from that date, only data for the amalgamated GLMCA. Information on average fine recovery times is not collected.
(34) Includes all areas within the GLMCA, not just ILMCS
Ms Rosie Winterton: Since 1999 the Government have published an annual list of all visits overseas undertaken by Cabinet Ministers costing £500 or more during each financial year. The Government have also published on an annual basis the cost of all Ministers visits overseas. Details of travel undertaken during the period 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002 were published on 24 July 2002, Official Report, 75W). The cost of Ministers visits overseas for 200203 will be published as soon as possible after the end of the current financial year. Copies of the lists are available in the Libraries of the House.
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Ms Rosie Winterton: The plan to publish our response in October has been delayed pending further research; and consultations with interested parties. Once this is concluded, the Lord Chancellor will submit his recommendations to Her Majesty the Queen. The response will be published as soon as possible thereafter.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new nurses have been recruited to each accident and emergency department in the West Midlands in each of the last two years. 
Mr. Lammy: Figures for accident and emergency nurses are not available separately. Figures on new nurses in general are also not available because the non-medical workforce census currently measures net changes rather than leavers and joiners.
Mrs. Helen Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his planned expenditure in 200203 on major advertising campaigns broken down by (a) campaigns and (b) advertising medium. 
|Campaign||Advertising media||Planned cost 200203 (£)|
|Appropriately Prescribed Medicine (i.e. antibiotics)||Women's press and TV listings||350,000|
|Nurse and other staff recruitment||National/regional press and radio||5,062,400|
|NHS Direct||Women's press, internet advertising||795,000|
|Organ donation||Radio and six sheet posters, Asian TV and radio||245,000|
|Smoking cessation||Satellite and terrestrial TV||7,270,000|
|Flu immunisation||National TV, press, bus interiors, pharmacy bags and online||2,145,000|
|Sexual health||Radio, men's/women's magazines, washroom posters||1,500,000|
|Teenage pregnancy||Radio, teen magazines, washroom posters||1,600,000|
|Child immunisation (i.e. MMR)||TV, radio, press||1,080,000|
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Ms Blears: Ashford and St. Peter's hospitals NHS trust is aware of the duty it has to ensure that sound financial management is practiced and also the need to achieve a break-even position at the end of the financial year. The current deficit is the subject of discussion between the trust's commissioning primary care trusts and the strategic health authority.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children seeking asylum who have arrived in the UK in the last five years have been placed in (a) care, (b) foster care, (c) adopted care, and (d) bed and breakfast accommodation. 
Jacqui Smith: Information on the numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeking children looked after by local authorities was collected for the first time for the year ending 31 March 2002. The table shows the available information. Data on local children are included for comparison.
The table only covers those unaccompanied children who are looked after by local authorities. It does not cover those who are supported without being looked after. The Children in Need in England survey, published by the Department in October, provides information about numbers of asylum seeking children receiving a service as children in need in a sample week in September/October 2001. However this survey does not distinguish between unaccompanied children and those with their families. Nor does it give details of the type of support, such as bed and breakfast accommodation, provided. The information can be accessed at www.doh.gov.uk/cin/cinlatables.htm.
|Unaccompanied asylum seeking children||Local children|
|Placed for adoption||||||3,585||6|
(35) Living independently includes flats, bedsits, lodgings with no formal support and bed and breakfast accommodation.
All figures have been rounded to the nearest 5; X" indicates a figure is less than 5 and has been suppressed for reasons of confidentiality.
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the Cancer Research UK study on the possible association between induced abortion and breast cancer. 
Ms Blears: Departmental officials are in touch with the Cancer Research UK study, which is considering the full range of potential risk factors for breast cancer. This is an important and complex international research project. No firm time frame for the publication of results has been set by Cancer Research UK at the present time.
Mr. Lammy: Ministers and civil servants meet many people as part of the process of policy development and analysis. All such contacts are conducted in accordance with the XMinisterial Code", the XCivil Service Code" and XGuidance for Civil Servants: Contacts with Lobbyists". Some of these discussions take place on a confidential basis, and in order to preserve confidentiality, it is not the normal practice of Governments to release details of specific meetings with private individuals or companies.
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