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Ms Rosie Winterton: Sight tests provided by the national health service were free in 1979. An optometrist who carried out a sight test under the general ophthalmic services between 1 January to 31 December 1979 would have received a fee of £4.25. An ophthalmic medical practitioner who carried out a sight test under the general ophthalmic services between 1 April 1979 to 31 March 1980 would have received a fee of £3.40.
In 1997 sight tests provided by the NHS were free to children under 16, those aged 1618 in full-time education, people on low incomes, individuals
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predisposed to eye disease, those registered blind or partially sighted and people who have a complex prescription. An optometrist who carried out a sight test under the general ophthalmic service between 1 April 1997 to 31 March 1998 received a fee of £14.10. An ophthalmic medical practitioner who carried out a sight test under the general ophthalmic services would have received a fee of £12.51 from 1 April 1997 and £14.10 from 1 December 1997.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of genito-urinary medicine clinics that offer an HIV test to clinic attendees on their first screening for sexually transmitted diseases. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: Data on the number of genito-urinary medicine clinics that offer an HIV test to clinic attendees on their first screening for sexually transmitted diseases is not held centrally.
Advice on food intolerance, including advice on how to avoid certain ingredients when shopping for food or eating out, is available on the Food Standards Agency's website at www.food.gov.uk and also at its consumer advice and information website at www.eatwell.gov.uk.
We have no specific plans to raise awareness of the condition among the medical profession. The Department is not responsible for setting curriculum's for general practitioners; that is rightly the responsibility of the statutory and professional bodies. However, we do share a commitment with those bodies that all general practitioners are trained so that they have the skills and knowledge to deliver a high quality health service to all groups of the population with whom they deal.
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All the gluten free products available on national health service prescription on the recommendation of the advisory committee on borderline substances are listed in Part XV of the Drug Tariff, which is published monthly by The Stationery Office, a copy of which is available in the Library.
Dr. Ladyman: Published data for cancelled operations are available for 2004 to December 2004 (the latest available data). Great Ormond Street hospital has had 74 last-minute cancellations for non-clinical reasons.
|Eastern Leicester||Leicester City West|
Data are not available for the area requested. Information on the number of care homes for people aged 65 or over and for all adults aged 18 and over in Leicestershire at 31 March for the years 1997 to 2001 is shown in the table.
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I understand from the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that figures for later years were collected by the National Care Standards Commission, and now CSCI, but comparable details are not available.
|At 31 March||65 and over||Total||65 and over||Total||Total|
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting for elective in-patient admission to York Hospitals NHS Trust (a) in total, (b) for less than three months, (c) for three to five months, (d) for six to eight months and (e) for nine to 11 months; and what the median waiting time in months was (i) in May 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available. 
|March 1997||January 2005|
|Total patients waiting||6,846||5,503|
|Median wait (weeks)||12.0||11.0|
Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department has reviewed published evidence based on the effectiveness of antiviral drugs, including that from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, together with estimates of their likely effect during an influenza pandemic.
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