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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the organisations which have been approached to sponsor NHS Live 2004; and what amounts are being sought for such sponsorship. 
Mr. Hutton: Sponsorship for NHS Live is being sought in accordance with Cabinet Office guidelines. No specific amount is being sought from individual sponsors. Any revenue received (or the equivalent payments in kind) will be published in the 2004 Departmental Report.
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Mr. Hutton: All National Health Service and social care organisations in England have been invited to participate in the NHS Live programme. Stakeholder organisations representing staff, patients and the public will also be invited to participate in developing the programme and in the event at Excel in July 2004.
Miss Melanie Johnson: A new sun awareness initiative "SunSmart" was launched on 27 March by Cancer Research UK to make the public aware of the dangers of exposure to the sun. The campaign is based on the successful "SunSmart" campaign in Australia. The campaign has received funding from the United Kingdom Health Departments this year. We will be providing further funding for the campaign for next summertime.
The key objectives are to increase knowledge of the causes of skin cancer, to increase awareness of actions that can be taken to prevent skin cancer and to influence positively attitudes to sun protection.
Subject to further funding, longer-term aims are to reduce sunlight exposure through changes in behaviour and environment, to increase the proportion of people reporting with early stage disease and decrease the proportion of people presenting with late tumours.
The campaign's key messages have been disseminated by way of an alert to the campaign and mailshot pack of posters and leaflets to all general practitioner surgeries and health promotion units nationally, an alert to the campaign and mailshot to secondary schools with 3,500 leaflets and posters; and a series of press events over summer 2003, with leaflets and posters targeted in cities and seaside resorts. The effectiveness of the campaign is being evaluated and the lessons learnt will be fed into future development of the campaign.
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information is also contained on the "Wired For Health" website at www.wiredforhealth.gov.uk/teaching/sun/intro.html.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to update the research on (a) angiosarcoma, (b) lymphohematopoietic cancers and (c) cancer incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department has no plans to carry out further research on angiosarcoma. The independent expert advisory Committee of Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and Environment that any potential risk of cancer from residency near to municipal solid waste incinerators was exceedingly low and probably not measurable by the most modern epidemiological methods. Therefore, no further research is planned on cancer incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators.
The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) recommended in its third report an investigation of the geographical distribution of childhood cancer and leukaemia in Great Britain and how the pattern of cases around nuclear installations compares with the national pattern. This study is nearing completion and the Department has asked COMARE to advise on which, if any, nuclear installations in Great Britain have incidences of childhood cancer and leukaemia in their vicinity which are statistically outside the distribution seen nationally. COMARE hopes to report on this aspect of the study to the Department early next year. When complete, the database will also allow investigation of other environmental factors and their potential relevance to the temporal and spatial distribution of childhood cancer.
Mr. Leigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking, in response to the 45th Report of Session 200102 by the Committee of Public Accounts on Inpatient and outpatient waiting in the NHS, to reduce the regional variations in (a) waiting lists, (b) waiting times and (c) different specialisms. 
Mr. Hutton: The Department has put a number of measures aimed at reducing inpatient and outpatient waits in the National Health Service and to improve access as outlined in the NHS Plan. Local action continues to implement these measures in reducing local variations in waiting lists, waiting times and different specialties.
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Mr. Heald: To ask the Solicitor-General what visits (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department (i) have made and (ii) plan to make using public funds in connection with the Big Conversation; how many civil servants accompanied each Minister in respect of such visits; what the cost to public funds was of visits by (A) each Minister and (B) civil servants in connection with the Big Conversation; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Jack: To ask the Solicitor-General, what the basis was for the request by the Attorney-General to the Crown Prosecution Service to provide him with an update on whether sand yachting should be allowed to continue at St.Anne's. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister how much his Office has spent on the acquisition of works of art in each year since 1997, broken down by amounts spent on (a) paintings and (b) sculpture; what the single most expensive piece of art purchased by his Office since 1997 was; how much it cost; and what the total revenue raised by his Office through sales of its works of art has been since 1997. 
Mr. Heald: To ask the Prime Minister, what visits (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department (i) have made and (ii) plan to make using public funds in connection with the Big Conversation; how many civil servants accompanied each Minister in respect of such visits; what the cost to public funds was of visits by (A) each Minister and (B) civil servants in connection with the Big Conversation; and if he will make a statement. 
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