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Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the scoping study on less invasive approaches to post mortem examination referred to on the Chief Medical Officer's webpage. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Chief Medical Officer recommended that research should be commissioned into less invasive forms of post mortem examination. In order to take this work forward a scoping study was commissioned by the Department of Health. This will be published shortly and a copy will then be placed in the Library.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many stroke consultants are employed in the NHS in Gloucestershire; what plans there are to increase this number; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Information for consultants in the specialties cardiology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, geriatric medicine, neurology, and rehabilitation medicine within Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority (SHA) is shown in the table.
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community. I am informed by Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire SHA that there are no current plans for the recruitment of additional stroke consultants in Gloucestershire.
|Cardiology||Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics||Geriatric medicine|
|2001||2002||June 2003||2001||2002||June 2003||2001||2002||June 2003|
|Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire SHA||15||22||24||1||2||2||24||36||42
||Of which:||5FL||Bath and North East Somerset PCT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1
||RA3||Weston Area NHS Trust||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||1
||RA5||East Gloucestershire NHS Trust||2||0||0||0||0||0||4||0||0
||RA7||United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust||4||6||6||0||1||0||4||5||5
||RD1||Royal United Hospitals, Bath NHS Trust||2||3||3||1||1||1||1||5||7
||RH6||Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0
||RN3||Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust||2||4||3||0||0||1||6||4||5
||RNZ||Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust||1||2||2||0||0||0||2||2||3
||RTE||Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust||0||4||4||0||0||0||0||7||9
||RVJ||North Bristol NHS Trust||2||2||5||0||0||0||3||11||11
|2001||2002||June 2003||2001||2002||June 2003|
|Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire SHA||11||14||13||0||3||0|
|5FL||Bath and North East Somerset PCT||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|RA3||Weston Area NHS Trust||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|RA5||East Gloucestershire NHS Trust||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|RA7||United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust||1||1||1||0||0||0|
|RD1||Royal United Hospitals, Bath NHS Trust||3||3||2||0||0||0|
|RH6||Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|RN3||Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust||1||1||1||0||0||0|
|RNZ||Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|RTE||Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust||0||3||3||0||0||0|
|RVJ||North Bristol NHS Trust||4||6||6||0||0||0|
Data for 2001 and 2002 as at 30 September, data for 2003 as at 30 June.
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of research undertaken by the US Food and Drug Administration into mercury contamination of tuna; 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The Food Standards Agency advises that pregnant and breast-feeding women, and women who intend to become pregnant, should limit their consumption of tuna to no more than two medium size cans (drained weight approximately 140 g.) or one fresh tuna steak per week as a precaution due to the mercury content. Other consumers do not need to limit their consumption of tuna. This is in line with advice issued by the US Food and Drug Administration on fish consumption, based on surveys of the mercury content of fish.
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Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 will be brought into force on (a) 20 January and (b) 27 February; 
(3) when the timetable giving the dates for commencement of the sections of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 that are not yet in force will be published; and which sections of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 have not yet been subject to commencement orders. 
Ms Blears: We published "Together-Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour: A Guide to the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003" on 20 January 2004. This explains the Act's contents, how it can be used to deal with the anti-social behaviour and provides commencement dates for all measures in the Act. Copies of the Act will be sent to all Chief Constables in England and Wales and to the Crown Prosecution Service. Copies have also been sent to all Members of Parliament today.
Courts will approach the decision to sentence for offences of burglary on the basis of guidelines issued by the Court of Appeal in December 2002 and the Magistrates' Courts Sentencing Guidelines issued by the Magistrates' Association (most recent version effective from 1 January 2004). These Guidelines assist the courts in adopting a consistent approach. The new Sentencing Guidelines Council will take on responsibility for these guidelines and for monitoring the way in which the guidelines are used in order to ensure that there is a common approach to sentencing.
|Police force area||Total persons sentenced for burglary||(16)Persons sentenced to immediate custody||Percentage sentenced to immediate custody|
|Avon and Somerset||695||379||55|
|Devon and Cornwall||526||188||36|
|London, City of||27||14||52|
|England and Wales||26,376||13,350||51|
(15) These data are on the principal offence basis
(16) Detention and training order, detention in a young offender institution, detention under secs 91/92 of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 and unsuspended imprisonment.
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