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Dr. Ladyman: The Department collects statistics on the numbers of people in England who are registered with councils as blind, partially sighted, deaf and hard of hearing. The numbers of people over 65 years so registered, as at 31 March 2003, were: blind121,115; partially sighted22,165; deaf19,030, hard of hearing116,070. Registration is voluntary.
Dr. Ladyman: Data on the number of care homes that are registered as catering for the needs of the elderly mentally infirm are not centrally available. The available information is shown in the table.
|18 and over||3,050||820|
|65 and over||1,130||(55)|
(53) Includes dual registered homes
(54) Excludes dual registered homes
(55) Not available
DH forms RA and RH(N)
Dr. Ladyman: National health service mental health in-reach teams will be in place in some 90 prisons in England by March 2004, covering those establishments where mental health need is greatest. Our expectation is that where such teams are fully operational, care plans will have been drawn up for all prisoners with severe mental illness.
|Constituency||Number of calls|
|Lancaster and Wyre||4,181|
|Morecambe and Lunesdale||1,321|
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Mr. Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) male and (b) female NHS employees in Leeds are paid (i) below £5,000, (ii) £5,001-£10,000, (iii) £10,001-£12,500, (iv) £12,501-£15,000, (v) £15,001-£17,500, (vi) £17,501-£20,000, (vii) £20,001-£22,500, (viii) £22,501-£25,000, (ix) £25,001-£27,500, (x) £27,501-£30,000, (xi) £30,001-£35,000, (xii) £35,001-£40,000, (xiii) £40,001-£45,000, (xiv) £45,001-£50,000, (xv) £50,001-£60,000, (xvi) £60,001-£70,000, (xvii) £70,001-£80,000, (xviii) £80,001-£90,000, (xix) £90,001-£100,000, (xx) £100,001-£150,000, (xxi) £150,001-£200,000 and (xxii) above £200,000. 
Jane Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National Institute for Clinical Excellence will publish guidance on managing problems in early pregnancy; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Ladyman: The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) published a clinical guideline entitled, "Ante-Natal Care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman", on 22 October 2003. Full details of this guideline are available on the NICE website at www.nice.org.uk.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 8 January 2004, Official Report, column 467W, how many public health nurses there were in the NHS in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 19 January 2004]: Workforce information currently collected by the Department does not identify either school nurses or communicable disease control nurses, two of the main groups of public health nurses. Health visitors are the only public health nurses separately identified in the non-medical workforce census. The following table shows the number of health visitors employed in the national health service since 1992.
1. A new classification of the non-medical workforce was introduced in 1995.
2. Information based on this classification is not directly comparable with earlier years.
Department of Health Non-medical Workforce Census
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Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department of Health has provided £66,700 over two years to the British Dietetic Association for the development of the Weight Wise website. The website went live on 3 December 2003 and is designed to be used by both health professionals and members of the public.
Funding of £130,000 over three years was provided for Weight Concern's toolkit on obesity. The funding was used to recruit experts in psychology, nutrition and exercise to develop materials, create a workbook to assist individuals and professionals managing obesity, and carry out a preliminary evaluation.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of military personnel serving in Operation Telic who have returned from Iraq have since received treatment for mental health problems; 
(3) of those who suffered from mental illness on returning from Operation Telic, how many were treated (a) by the NHS and (b) privately. 
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and St. Thomas's hospital is reduced; and when he will respond to the letter from Mrs. Jackson of Christchurch dated 5 December 2003 on this subject. 
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