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Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) nurses and (b) health care workers applied to the NHS Pensions Agency for permanent injury benefit for a disorder in the year from April 2001 to March 2002; and how many were successful at (i) their first application and (ii) subsequent appeal; 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he gave in each of the last five years to (a) Marie Stopes International, (b) International Planned Parenthood Federation, (c) British Pregnancy Advisory Service, (d) Pregnancy Advisory Service, (e) United Nations Population Fund and (f) Family Planning Association (UK) for the purpose of (i) abortion, (ii) family planning and (iii) other reproductive health services; and how much was given by his Department to other organisations, in each of the last five years for which figures are available, to promote reproductive (A) health care, (B) abortion and (C) family planning, broken down by organisation. 
Ms Blears: The Department has not provided any funding to Marie Stopes International, International Planned Parenthood Federation, British Pregnancy Advisory Service, the Pregnancy Advisory Service (which is no longer in existence) or the United Nations Population Fund in any of the last five years. Funding has been given to the organisations shown in the table.
Funding for Brook Advisory Centres includes funding for various projects and core funding under the Section 64 General Scheme (Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968) to support the central office of this organisation for the purpose of reproductive health services and advice for young people aged under 25. Funding for the fpa includes funding for various projects and Section 64 funding to support the central office of the organisation. Funding for the Contraceptive Education Service is for the purposes of providing reproductive health advice and
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pregnancy choices and funding for Fertility UK was Section 64 funding to support the central office of this organisation for the purposes of family planning.
|Brook Advisory Centres||158,953||126,460||121,000||120,000||120,000||646,413|
|fpa (formerly the Family Planning Association)||189,400||315 ,500||212,000||209,000||80,000||1,005,900|
|fpa (Contraceptive Education Service)||900,000||900,000||900,000||900,000||975,000||4,575,000|
|Education for Choice||31,000||52,000||83,000|
Gregory Barker : To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS funding is allocated for total parental care (a) within the NHS and (b) administered at The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton. 
Ms Blears: Prior to the development of the sexual health and HIV strategy, there was no central departmental budget for sexual health. Funding was available under the Section 64 General Scheme (section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968) and other central budgets to fund a variety of projects and organisations involved in sexual health provision and health promotion. Allocations for HIV/AIDS, which were mainstreamed from April 2002; are shown in the table.
Following publication of the sexual health and HIV strategy, new investment of #47.5 million was announced to support initiatives in the strategy. During 200102, we invested #5.5 million to prepare for implementation. During 200203, we have invested a further #14 million, including over #5 million in genito-urinary medicine services, #1.5 million to roll out the chlamydia screening programme and #2 million to launch the national .information campaign.
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Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many telephone calls were made to the National Benefit Fraud Hotline in (a) January, (b) February and (c) March in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000, (iii) 2001, and (iv) 2002. 
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National Benefit Fraud Hotline
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners within the (a) Twickenham constituency, (b) London borough of Richmond upon Thames and (c) London will benefit from the introduction of the pension tax credit in October 2003; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McCartney: Estimates of Pension Credit entitlement are not available on an individual constituency or regional basis due to the insufficient sample cases in the survey data used. However just under half of all pensioner households across Great Britain will be eligible for Pension Credit. Such information as is available relates to pensioners receiving the Minimum Income Guarantee and is as follows:
|LB Richmond upon Thames||2,700|
|London Government Office Region||212,100|
(8) As at August 2002
Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiry, August 2002
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria will be placed on deciding eligibility to a home visit from the Pension Service; and which benefit forms the visiting officers will be trained to help pensioners with. 
Mr. McCartney [holding answer 12 December 2002]: Where a pensioner requires a home visit from The Pension Service we expect to be able to provide one. Pensioners will have that option. There is as such no set criteria for deciding eligibility to a home visit although we expect the vast majority of queries will be dealt with swiftly and effectively without the need for a home visit. Indeed a simple call to a pension centre is likely to be the most effective and satisfactory way of dealing with customers' inquiries without the delay of appointments.
Our local service staff will be trained on pensioner entitlements including how to help our customers fill out application forms. This training will include detailed completion of claim forms for Minimum Income Guarantee, Retirement Pension, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Invalid Care allowance and Pension Credit. In addition staff will be trained to signpost customers with possible entitlement to Industrial Injuries, Constant Attendance Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit, Social Fund, Bereavement Benefit and general NHS information.
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