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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days have been lost to sickness absence, expressed as days per year per full-time employee, in the Department of Health in each of the last three years. 
|1 January to 31 December||Total number of days lostto sickness absence|
Analysis of Sickness Absence in the Civil Service (Year 2000 chart 4.1, Year 2001, chart 9 and Year 2002, chart 9).
|England Survey weekin September||Rounded numbers andpercentages
||65 and over(33)||Total all ages
||Including double counting(34)||Including double counting(34)||Excluding double counting(34)
||Number of households
||Percentage(35) of households (percentage)
(32)Data not available
(33)Based on the age of the oldest client in the household.
(34)Double counting occurs when a household receives home care directly from the council and through an independent provider.
(35)For 1993 to 2000, the total number of households is based on the 1991 census; the 2001 census is the basis for 2001 and 2002.
HH1, Census 19912001
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The number of contact hours has grown 67 per cent. between 1993 and 2002 at the same time as the number of households receiving home help or home care has fallen. This reflects a trend towards greater intensity and specialist skills in the services provided by home care. At the same time, broader community based services, which help older people and other adults to live independently in their own homes were provided for 1.4 million people in 200203; compared with 1.33 million people in 200001. Community based services include day care, meals, respite care, direct payments, professional support, transport and equipment, as well as home care.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications made by domiciliary care providers for registration with the National Care Standards Commission have been (a) rejected and (b) provided with action plans. 
Dr. Ladyman: As at the end of November 2003, the latest date for which information is available, no applications made by domiciliary care providers had been rejected and two applications had been registered with conditions.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many domiciliary care providers applied for registration with the National Care Standards Commission in each month since March 2003, broken down by region. 
|Yorkshire and Humberside||130||64||11||12||8||12||9||8||6||260|
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Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the report of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment; and if he will make a statement. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) is currently preparing several reports on different topics. COMARE has already published seven reports. Its eighth report is expected to be published in early March of this year.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many asylum seekers have arrived at Gatwick airport in each of the last three years claiming to be minors and without identity documents. 
Data on the number of asylum seekers without documentation claiming to be minors that arrive at specific ports of entry are not recorded and collated centrally. This information could therefore be obtained only from individual case files at disproportionate cost.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of cases seen in NHS walk-in centres resulted in referral to the general practitioner with whom the patient is registered in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Hutton: These data are not routinely collected or held centrally. The evaluation of national health service walk-in centres published by the University of Bristol in July 2002, and available at www.epi.bris.ac.uk/wic, suggested that some 13 per cent., of consultations resulted in a referral to a general practitioner. In part to address this, a growing number of NHS walk-in centres now offer access to a general practitioner, as well as the established service offered by nurses.
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|Consultant||Registrar Group||Senior House Officer||House Officer|
(36) All data as at 30 September except for 2003, where data as at 30 June.
(37) Data not available.
Trainees are referred to as doctors in training.
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census
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