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Sir Derek Wanless

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department last met Sir Derek Wanless. [224038]

Ms Rosie Winterton: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health, last met Sir Derek Wanless on 12 November 2003. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health (Miss Melanie Johnson) met him on 12 December 2004. Officials have met Sir Derek on numerous occasions in the course of his work on public health and in relation to the "Choosing Health" White Paper.

Speech/Occupational Therapists

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) speech therapists and (b) occupational therapists have been employed by the NHS in Hampshire in each of the past 10 years. [224727]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The information requested is shown in the table.
National health service hospital and community health services:Qualified occupational therapy staff and qualified speech and language therapy staff within Hampshire and Isle of Wight strategic health authority area

Headcount
As at 30 September
each year
Qualified occupational therapy staffQualified speech and language therapy staff
1995346128
1996355127
1997340129
1998312128
1999354138
2000361143
2001413145
2002436185
2003478190
2004490196




Source:
Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census