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Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was (a) in total, (b) per school and (c) per pupil of implementing the Government's National School Fruit Scheme for each year of its operation. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The National School Fruit Scheme has been progressively scaled up over the last four years, with schools joining during the course of each year. It is impossible to state the exact cost per school as this will vary, but the table shows the total cost of the National School Fruit Scheme in each year, with the number of schools and pupils taking part at the end of each year.
The full-year cost per pupil has fallen as schools in each region have joined the scheme. The total annual cost per pupil in schools joining in spring 2002 was £26; for schools due to join in spring 2004 it is £19.
|Cost (£ million)||Schools||Pupils|
|200203||42 (over 3 years(34))||6,400||616,200|
(34) met by the lottery-funded New Opportunities Fund.
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Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of eligible (a) schools and (b) local education authorities have taken part in the Government's National School Fruit scheme since it began. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: Eligibility for joining the National School Fruit Scheme pilots has been extended region-by-region. At present, 7,586 schools in 87 local education authorities (LEAs) are taking part out of 7,938 invited to join, which is over 95 per cent. of schools and 100 per cent. of LEAs.
Mrs. Calton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) 20 to 29-year-olds and (b) 30 to 39-year-olds were diagnosed with (i) HIV, (ii) chlamydia, (iii) gonorrhoea and (iv) syphilis per 100,000 population in each year since 1986. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: Information on the number of new diagnoses per 100,000 population for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis in England, in each year since 1991 (the first year for which data is available), have been placed in the Library. Data are not collected for the specific age ranges requested, but are shown for the age ranges 20 to 24 years and 25 to 34 years. The number of new HIV diagnoses in England, per 100,000 population, for the age ranges requested, since 1986 have been placed in the Library. Total numbers of new HIV diagnoses are also included.
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) data is collected from genito-urinary medicine clinics. STIs diagnosed and treated by general practitioners or by health professionals in other settings do not form part of this data set.
Mr. Woodward: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in (i) St. Helens and Knowsley Health Authority, (ii) Merseyside and (iii) the North West Region in each year since 1992. 
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the definition of a stroke unit is under the National Service Framework for Older People's target for every hospital to have a stroke unit by April 2004; 
Dr. Ladyman: The formal definition of a stroke unit is still being developed. We would expect, however, that there would be a consultant physician with specialist knowledge of stroke formally recognised as having principal responsibility for stroke services. This
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consultant would be supported by a multidisciplinary team who are specialists in stroke care. The key elements of a good stroke service are:
interagency and interdisciplinary strategic view;
the right workforce;
establishing care pathways;
the right contribution from primary care;
involving users and carers;
having the right long-term social and psychological support;
good use of information technology;
the right clinical governance; and
effective management of change.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on consultancy fees by Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust in each of the past three years; if he will list each consultant employed by the Trust; and on what matters they were requested to advise. 
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been claimed in expenses by the chief executive of Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust since her appointment; and what her salary was in the past six months, including bonuses, where payable. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The chief executive of Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service National Health Service Trust took up appointment on 1 June 2003. She receives an annual salary of £85,000 and has received £471 in expenses.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on wages for (a) management and (b) paramedics by Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust in each of the past three years. 
|Expenditure on total senior managers and managers||Expenditure on ambulance staff|
Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
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Miss Melanie Johnson: This is a matter for the North and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Strategic Health Authority. I understand that Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service (TENYAS) National Health Service Trust has agreed an improvement plan with the North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Strategic Health Authority. This recognises the issues which TENYAS faces and identifies appropriate actions to move the trust forward in 200304.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the arrangements for offering adults vaccination against whooping cough; how many adults have been vaccinated in each of the last five years; how many cases of whooping cough in adults have been reported in the last five years; and how many deaths have been recorded. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: Pertussis disease (whooping cough) has been at the lowest levels ever observed in the past five years. Since the introduction of a pre-school booster dose in October 2001 pertussis levels have fallen further. We are continuing to monitor levels of pertussis to fully evaluate the impact of the booster dose. However, because pertussis has periodic cycles over several years, it may be several more years before the impact can be assessed accurately.
The need for a booster dose for young people and adults will be assessed when the evidence becomes available. There is therefore no information on the number of adults immunised with the pertussis vaccine at present as it is not recommended.
Information on notifications of pertussis disease are collected through the NOIDS system (Notification of Infectious Diseases). Information on deaths is collected by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Information on the number of notifications of pertussis in adults in
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the last five years is shown in the table. There have been no deaths attributed to pertussis in adults in the last five years.
|15 to 24 year old||24||23||20||21||20|
|25 to 44 year old||75||69||32||35||63|
|45 to 64 year old||21||14||19||18||28|
Health Protection Agency.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the group looking at workplace issues will report; what the membership of the group is; what its terms of reference are; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Ladyman: The long term conditions care group work force team (LTCCGWT) is responsible for increasing the capacity of the work force supporting the delivery of neurology, diabetes, renal and dermatology services. The LTCCGWT is a multi-disciplinary advisory body working in support of the National Workforce Development Board and the Workforce Numbers Advisory Board in drawing up national workforce strategies. It takes a national view of the health and social care workforce pressures and priorities for the long-term conditions client group. Each year the LTCCGWT produces a report setting out its recommendations on work force issues, such as the need for increased numbers of staff and also new ways of working, including skill mix, role extensions and multi-disciplinary working, based around patient needs. This report, along with those from the other six CGWTs forms the overall report to the June meeting of the Workforce Numbers Advisory Board. The 2003 reports from the CGWTs will be published shortly for distribution to strategic health authorities and workforce development confederations. The reports will also be available on the CGWT website, together with details of the group's membership and terms of reference. The website address is: http://www. doh.gov.uk/cgwt/.