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David Winnick: To ask the President of the Council above what amount claimed by an hon. Member for expenses, receipts and documentation is required; and if it is the policy to adopt best practice in this matter. 
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and family court advisory and support service to be paid to work at weekends and to be given travel allowance. 
Under their contractual terms, CAFCASS staff are expected to tailor their work to the needs of each individual case. This may involve working some unsocial hours including weekends, for which staff are able to claim appropriate expenses, including travel allowances; and are either paid for planned overtime agreed with their manager, or are granted time off in lieu to cover working additional hours.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will list the regional offices of the Legal Services Commission, stating for each (a) the complement of staff and (b) the number of vacancies at the most recent date for which information is available. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The regional offices of the Legal Services Commission are located as follows, covering the regions denoted in brackets: London (London), Brighton and Reading (south-east), Bristol (south western), Cardiff (Wales), Birmingham (west midlands), Manchester (north western), Newcastle (north-east), Leeds (Yorkshire and Humberside), Nottingham (east midlands), Cambridge (eastern) and Liverpool (Merseyside).
|Brighton and Reading||115||13|
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department on what basis decisions were made on the location of Legal Services Commission offices; and what population number is served by each office. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The locations of the individual offices of the Legal Services Commission are for the commission to determine. Offices are, in general, located in either the major town or city in each region as
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detailed in the table. The number, location and size of the regional offices have been reviewed on several occasions, most recently in August 1998.
With the exception of the head office buildings in London, each of the commission's offices is sited within a region (locations denoted in brackets next to the regions in the table). In England, the commission's regional boundaries match those of the Government Offices for the English Regions, with the exception of Merseyside for which there is no separate Government Office. The commission also has an office covering Wales.
|East Midlands (Nottingham)||4,172,179|
|North East (Newcastle)||2,515,479|
|North Western (Manchester)||5,367,766|
|South East (Brighton and Reading)||8,000,550|
|South Western (Bristol)||4,928,458|
|West Midlands (Birmingham)||5,267,337|
|Yorkshire and Humberside (Leeds)||4,964,838|
Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients waited (a) over four hours, (b) between two and four hours and (c) under two hours in accident and emergency departments in (i) England and (ii) each NHS region in each quarter since the first quarter of 199697. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department collects data on total time in accident and emergency from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge. This information has been collected since August 2001 and the first full set of data was published in Quarter 2, 200203. It is available on the Department's website at www.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity.
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Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the response times against target for category A, B, and C calls in each ambulance trust in the last reporting period. 
Mr. Lammy: The latest information available about the proportion of Category A, B and C emergency calls resulting in an ambulance arriving at the scene of the reported incident within the Government's target response times for all ambulance trusts is contained in the Department of Health Statistical Bulletin, Ambulance Services, England 200102. A copy of the bulletin is available in the Library and also at www.doh.gov.uk/public/sb0213.htm.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hours of accident and emergency transport were provided by each NHS ambulance trust in each (a) region and (b) health authority in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hours of accident and emergency transport were provided by S. John Ambulance in each (a) region and (b) NHS ambulance trust in each year since 1997. 
|Barking and Havering||871||1,115||1,068||1,101||1,428|
|Barnet, Enfield and Haringey||2,736||3,369||3,329||3,303||3,185|
|Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich||1,979||2,078||2,093||2,123||2,465|
|Brent and Harrow||2,723||2,781||2,734||2,804||2,859|
|Bury and Rochdale||718||694||621||784||761|
|Calderdale and Kirklees||1,272||1,295||1,260||1,288||1,180|
|Cambridge and Huntingdon(38)||1,008||988|||||||
|Camden and Islington||2,189||2,343||2,151||2,162||2,129|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||924||946||998||938||962|
|Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow||2,827||2,793||2,674||2,786||2,737|
|East London and The City||3,402||3,667||3,728||3,995||3,979|
|East Sussex, Brighton and Hove||1,242||1,280||1,599||1,450||1,537|
|Gateshead and South Tyneside||799||761||772||747||706|
|Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and south east||1,584||1,620||1,532||1,5826||1,566|
|Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster||2,103||2,054||1,816||1,780||1,753|
|Kingston and Richmond||665||712||624||639||621|
|Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham||4,744||5,716||5,443||5,689||5,766|
|Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth||2,312||2,373||2,235||2,219||2,150|
|Newcastle and North Tyneside||1,397||1,415||1,443||1,408||1,357|
|North and East Devon||1,021||972||937||869||929|
|North and Mid Hampshire||611||659||661||763||945|
|North West Anglia(38)||684||827|||||||
|North West Lancashire||584||722||632||817||929|
|Redbridge and Waltham Forest||1,110||1,686||1,292||1,340||1,696|
|Salford and Trafford||762||735||958||1,069||1,134|
|South and West Devon||1,326||1,254||1,398||1,403||1,355|
|Southampton and South West Hamps||1,212||1,201||1,144||1,123||1,230|
|St. Helens and Knowsley||755||804||802||756||782|
|Wigan and Bolton||1,062||1,130||1,119||1,182||1,160|
(38) A time series is not possible for these health authorities as there were boundary changes between 1997 and 2001.
Prepared by Statistics Division 3G, Department of Health.
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