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Refurbishment Costs

Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of refurbishment of Department of Health owned buildings has been since May 1997. [184554]

Ms Rosie Winterton: For the seven years until 31 March 2004, the cost of refurbishment of the Department of Health's owned buildings has been as follows:


Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the manufacturers of Seroxat were permitted to market that product in a 30 mg tablet size. [179677]

Ms Rosie Winterton: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) on 21 June 2004, Official Report, column 1268W.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many teenagers were treated for sexually transmitted diseases in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each strategic health authority in each year since 1996. [177794]

Miss Melanie Johnson: I refer the hon. Member to the replies I gave him on 1 March 2004, Official Report, column 709W and on 25 March 2004, Official Report, column 1067W. I regret, however, that investigation has revealed that the data previously provided, on 1 March at column 709W in respect of strategic health authorities, was incorrect. Revised data are shown in the table.
New diagnoses of selected sexually transmitted infections (STIs)(82)in teenagers (under 20 years of age) by strategic health authority (SHA) in England, 1995–2002

Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire8488621,0511,090
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire465450578626
Birmingham and the Black Country8571,0481,2281,139
Cheshire and Merseyside8849871,1641,292
County Durham and Tees Valley332375485535
Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire520570652698
Cumbria and Lancashire629677882878
Dorset and Somerset373416516606
Greater Manchester1,0521,2831,5191,668
Hampshire and Isle of Wight538635764833
Kent and Medway397510490560
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland652643804842
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire6998099121,052
North and East Yorkshire and Northern514637730723
North Central London535678706940
North East London596696858950
North West London8378619551,016
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear738837947947
Shropshire and Staffordshire502533597688
South East London1,1921,3291,4131,653
South West London318497622723
South West Peninsula457549630722
South Yorkshire9381,1501,3591,331
Surrey and Sussex508700815958
Thames Valley6217978851,054
West Yorkshire9399251,1281,385
England total18,74821,38625,14327,355

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Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire1,1471,2881,3401,398
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire779830872870
Birmingham and the Black Country1,3731,4412,0982,347
Cheshire and Merseyside1,5061,7061,8402,241
County Durham and Tees Valley618578606764
Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire718864891898
Cumbria and Lancashire1,1321,1971,3251,596
Dorset and Somerset624760753855
Greater Manchester2,0252,2182,4642,494
Hampshire and Isle of Wight1,1841,3251,1171,212
Kent and Medway627626571689
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland8871,2391,0721,185
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire1,1171,2221,2951,463
North and East Yorkshire and Northern6396789121,278
North Central London8569751,2501,398
North East London9891,2711,5611,759
North West London1,1631,8161,8331,755
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear1,0831,1441,0861,163
Shropshire and Staffordshire8128799851,051
South East London1,8051,7551,8501,871
South West London9061,2281,2531,476
South West Peninsula811880886980
South Yorkshire1,4541,5441,5671,847
Surrey and Sussex9901,1221,1851,484
Thames Valley1,0861,2481,4111,423
West Yorkshire1,5221,5361,9442,275
England total30,54634,08836,89140,950

(82) STIs for which age group data is collected: infectious syphilis, uncomplicated gonorrhoea, genital herpes, genital warts.
Health Protection Agency, KC60 returns.

Shared Services Special Health Authority

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to establish a shared services special health authority; and if he will make a statement. [182656]

Mr. Hutton: There are no plans to establish a shared services special health authority.

Slaughter Processes

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that all meat or meat products on sale which are the result of a slaughter process where pre-stunning has been absent are required to be labelled accordingly. [182246]

Miss Melanie Johnson: There is currently no requirement in United Kingdom law to provide the method of slaughter on labels. The Government recognise that some consumers may wish to have access
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to this information. This issue was one of the points raised by the Farm Animal Welfare Council's report on welfare at slaughter, the Government's response to which went out to public consultation. The Food Standards Agency will consider the responses to that consultation before deciding what action it might take on this issue. In the interim industry may wish to consider voluntary labelling to assist consumer choice in this area.

St. Helens and Knowsley Hospital Trust

Mr. Watts: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the revenue and capital budgets were for the St. Helens and Knowsley Hospital Trust for each year from 1997 to 2004. [184617]

Miss Melanie Johnson: The information requested is not available in the format requested.
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Information on revenue budgets for the national health service trust is only available for 1998–99 onwards. The revenue budget for the St. Helens and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust is shown in the table.


The figures represent the total income or "turnover" of the trust.
Audited summarisation schedules of St. Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust 1998–99 to 2002–03.

Prior to 2003–04, capital budget was allocated to the Department's former regional offices. The operational capital budget for the St. Helens and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust is shown in the table.


Strategic Health Authorities

Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the (a) remit and (b) activities of strategic health authorities. [184152]

Mr. Hutton: Strategic health authorities (SHAs) are the local headquarters of the national health service.

The main functions of SHAs are:

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