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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department and its predecessors spent on branding the Department between 199798 and 200304, broken down by (a) consultancy fees, (b) design and orders for new stationery, (c) website design and (d) other material featuring new logos. 
Mr. Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will list the pension funds that have been wound-up leaving inadequate resources to cover pension liabilities since Royal Assent to the Pensions Act 1996; 
Malcolm Wicks: We are unable to provide this information. The only source of information on winding up schemes is the Pensions Schemes Registry which is administered by the Occupational Pension Schemes Regulatory Authority (OPRA). The information on windups on this database is limited and does not contain data on schemes assets and liabilities.
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Service allergy clinics in 2000 which are NHS consultant-led and based at NHS hospitals throughout the United Kingdom. The subsequent BSACI handbook, "National Health Service Allergy Clinics", published in 2001, lists 86 such clinics. There were an additional 15 clinics run by NHS consultants, who were non BSACI members, identified by the BAF.
Six of these 101 clinics offer services led by a whole-time specialist allergist. These are based in London (Guy's hospital, Royal Brompton hospital and St. Mary's hospital), Cambridge, Southampton and Leicester. These centres have expertise in all types of allergic disease, including the complex problems, and provide a comprehensive high-quality allergy service with a multidisciplinary approach.
Asbestos released from drinking-water to air does not appear to contribute significantly to exposure to inhaled asbestos, and the WHO Guidelines noted that the fibres which are released are of a form which is considered to pose little health risk.
Guidance based on the advice issued by the Committee on Safety of Medicines in 1988 has been made available to all health authorities in the "Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Benzodiazepine Dependence" (Mental Health Foundation, 1994). Further guidance for prescribers is incorporated in the "Drug Misuse and Dependence Guidelines on Clinical Management" (1999) and the "British National Formulary" (biannual).
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Dr. John Reid: Ministers announced in early 2002 that there would be a review of the effectiveness of the national minimum standards for the qualifications of cosmetic surgeons in England who were not on the specialist register of the General Medical Council and had been in practice before 1 April 2002.
In July 2003 the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) submitted to the Chief Medical Officer an anonymised report on the inspections of 22 small cosmetic surgery practices in Inner London, and is in the process of preparing a more comprehensive report on all inspections carried out of cosmetic surgery practices in England. On receipt of this report the Department will consider, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, whether the standards are robust enough to ensure the quality of treatment.
Dr. Ladyman: There is no routine collection of information on the numbers of people diagnosed with dementia. The research quoted by the older people's national service framework in 2001 estimated that approximately 600,000 people in the United Kingdom have dementia, of whom there are about 17,000 people under the age of 65.
Ms Rosie Winterton: Newly qualified dentists intending to work in National Health Service general dental practice have first to undergo one year's vocational training. The great majority of dentists wish to take advantage of vocational training to enhance their clinical and administrative competence. Of the remainder, some dentists take posts in hospital dental
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departments, some decide to postpone or abandon a career in dentistry and others go directly into dental practices which only accept private patients. We monitor the proportion of newly qualified dentists who do not undertake vocational training.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the buildings owned by his Department; what the latest estimated value of each building is; and if he will make a statement. 
|Wellington House, London||7.23||15.10|
|Premier Mill, Nelson||0.00||0.05|
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many in-patient beds have been available in England for patients with (a) mental health conditions and (b) learning disabilities in each year since 1997, broken down by (i) NHS region and (ii) strategic health authority. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The number of in-patient beds for patients with mental health conditions or with a learning disability are collected annually from each national health service trust and published at http://www.performance.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity/. Prior to 200001 this information was also published in "Bed Availability and Occupancy", copies of which are available in the Library.
Aggregations are included relevant to the NHS organisational structures in place at the time. It is not possible to aggregate these statistics to organisational structures that did not exist at the time. For the period 199798 to 200102 figures for available beds in the mental health and learning disabilities sectors for each NHS region are shown in table 1 and table 2. For 200203 figures for each strategic health authority are shown in table 3.
|England||Northern and Yorkshire||Trent||West Midland||NorthWest||Eastern||London||SouthEast||SouthWest|
Department of Health form KH03
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|England||Northern and Yorkshire||Trent||West Midland||North West||Eastern||London||SouthEast||SouthWest|
Department of Health form KH03
|Org. ID||Name||Mental illness||Learning disability|
|200203||Q01||Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire HA||1,433||350|
|200203||Q02||Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire HA||982||166|
|200203||Q04||North West London HA||1,624||20|
|200203||Q05||North Central London HA||1,180||28|
|200203||Q06||North East London HA||1,285||87|
|200203||Q07||South East London HA||1,385||23|
|200203||Q08||South West London HA||846||0|
|200203||Q09||Northumberland, Tyne and Wear HA||1,421||437|
|200203||Q10||County Durham and Tees Valley HA||951||234|
|200203||Q11||North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire HA||676||130|
|200203||Q12||West Yorkshire HA||1,535||263|
|2002||Q13||Cumbria and Lancashire HA||1,444||255|
|2002||Q14||Greater Manchester HA||1,644||17|
|200203||Q15||Cheshire and Merseyside HA||1,482||113|
|200203||Q16||Thames Valley HA||1,061||98|
|200203||Q17||Hampshire and Isle of Wight HA||894||164|
|200203||Q18||Kent and Medway HA||758||95|
|200203||Q19||Surrey and Sussex HA||1,630||537|
|200203||Q20||Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire HA||1,448||93|
|200203||Q21||South West Peninsula HA||558||59|
|200203||Q22||Somerset and Dorset HA||800||225|
|200203||Q23||South Yorkshire HA||981||133|
|200203||Q25||Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland HA||1,002||428|
|200203||Q26||Shropshire and Staffordshire HA||828||106|
|200203||Q27||Birmingham and the Black Country HA||1,446||255|
|200203||Q28||Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire HA||717||198|
Department of Health form KH03
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