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Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements have been put in place in the southern sector of Iraq under British control to secure (a) state assets and (b) archaeological sites; and what discussions he has had with (i) his United States counterpart and (ii) the Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority on the lessons learned from securing sites and assets, including ministries, in the United States-controlled sector. 
Mr. Ingram: Initially, coalition forces were committed to securing and protecting a wide variety of key cultural and public assets and sites across Iraq. However, as Iraqi authorities have steadily regained capability, they have taken on increasing responsibility for securing and protecting their own assets and sites (administrative, economic and cultural). While coalition forces remain on hand to assist and support those elements of the Iraqi Security Forces involved in this work, the day-to-day security of these assets and sites is now, as it should be, in the hands of Iraqis.
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Miss Melanie Johnson: The Government believe that any woman considering an abortion must have all the facts to make an informed decision. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) guidance, "The care of women requesting induced abortion" (2000), states that professionals involved in abortion care should be equipped to provide women with information on the long-term effects of abortion which are rare or unproven, including breast cancer.
The RCOG is in the process of updating its guidance. It has carried out an extensive review of the literature and concluded that the evidence shows that induced abortion is not associated with an increase in the risk of breast cancer.
A similar review of recent evidence has taken place in the United States, where the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists also concluded that there was no evidence in the body of medical research to suggest any causal link between abortion and breast cancer 1 .
Cancer Research UK is undertaking a study of the risk factors associated with breast cancer, including a further international review of the research evidence on abortion and breast cancer. The results of this study will be made available when completed.
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many 999 calls in the Mersey Regional Ambulance Service area have been answered by the Greater Manchester Ambulance Service in each of the last 12 months; 
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many times in the past six months ambulance services have had 999 calls passed to them by BT operators who were unable to connect calls to the Mersey Regional Ambulance Service; 
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Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses, (b) midwives, (c) nursing assistants and (d) professionals ancillary to medicine were employed in the area of each primary care trust in the North East in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are available. 
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Miss Melanie Johnson [holding answer 23 February 2004]: Information on the numbers of nurses, midwives, nursing assistants and professionals ancillary to medicine in the North East for 1997 and 2002 are shown in the following tables.
|Total Qualified Nursing(20)||Of which: Qualified Midwives||Nursing Assistants||Allied Health Professionals|
|North East Government Office Region||18,390||1,774||7,364||2,323|
|Q09||Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA||10,866||699||4,681||1,370|
|RAB||Freeman Group of Hospitals NHS Trust||1,060||0||56||125|
|RCK||Royal Victoria Infirmary NHS Trust||2,185||226||509||243|
|RE2||Gateshead Hospitals NHS Trust||687||91||266||93|
|RES||Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust||290||0||177||31|
|RE9||South Tyneside Healthcare NHS Trust||905||88||337||113|
|RLC||North Tyneside Health Care NHS Trust||763||82||325||128|
|RLH||Priority Healthcare Wearside NHS Trust||569||0||405||6|
|RLK||Cheviot and Wansbeck NHS Trust||646||86||309||108|
|RLM||Northumberland Community Health NHS Trust||423||0||120||39|
|RLN||City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust||1,238||126||511||219|
|RM6||Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust||357||0||840||22|
|RM7||Gateshead Healthcare NHS Trust||444||0||332||51|
|RNM||Newcastle City Health NHS Trust||896||0||494||192|
(19) UPEs include GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs and PMS Salaried GPs.
Totals include Practice Nurses working in these SHA areas.
Department of Health non-Medical Workforce Census/Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics.
|Total Qualified Nursing(21)||Of which: Qualified Midwives||Nursing Assistants||Allied Health Professionals|
|North East Government Office Region||21,504||1,241||9,339||2,874|
|Q09||Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA||12,857||675||6,257||1,696|
|5D8||North Tyneside PCT||267||0||73||12|
|5KG||South Tyneside PCT||257||1||46||19|
|5KL||Sunderland Teaching PCT||463||0||83||1|
|RE9||South Tyneside Health Care NHS Trust||615||99||370||124|
|RLN||City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust||1,475||121||784||237|
|RM6||Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust||386||0||1,191||72|
|RNP||Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust||960||0||685||156|
|RR7||Gateshead Health NHS Trust||943||96||329||134|
|RTD||Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust||3,616||184||1,086||383|
|RTF||Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust||1,659||174||910||297|
|RVK||North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust||89||0||0||0|
|RW9||South of Tyne and Wearside Mental Health NHS Trust||803||0||441||33|
|TAC||Northumberland Care Trust||426||0||76||77|
(20) UPEs include QMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs and PMS Salaried GPS.
Department of health Non-Medical Workforce Census/Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services.
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