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Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new diagnoses of (a) syphilis, (b) gonorrhoea, (c) chlamydia, (d) herpes and (e) genital warts were recorded by the Health and Protection Agency in 2004 for (i) England and (ii)England and Wales. 
The numbers of new diagnoses of syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, herpes and genital warts seen in genitor-urinary medicine clinics in
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England and Wales are published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in its report, Diagnoses and rates of selected STIs seen at GUM clinics, United Kingdom: 200004," which is available on the HPA website at www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/hiv_and_sti/epidemiology/dataresource.htm
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1)what screening services are available for men with suspected Chlamydia infection; what plans she has to improve these services; and if she will make a statement; 
Caroline Flint [holding answer 20 June 2005]: For men who suspect that they have chlamydia, diagnoses and treatment are provided through genitor-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics. The public health White Paper, Choosing Healthmaking healthy choices easier" published in November 2004 sets out a number of measures to improve access to, and modernise, GUM services. These measures are backed by £130 million additional revenue and capital investment over three years, and will support clinics in moving towards the target of maximum 48 hour waiting times for clinic appointments.
In terms of detecting asymptomatic chlamydia infection, the Department's policy is to promote greater uptake of chlamydia testing and treatment through the national chlamydia screening programme. This opportunistic programme targets sexually active men and women under 25, who are most at risk of infection. We recognise that there are particular challenges in encouraging young men to access chlamydia screening as they do not attend health services as regularly as young women. We are, therefore, encouraging local programmes to evaluate which venues work best in terms of screening young men, for example colleges, workplaces and sports facilities.
Young men and women are also targeted with information about chlamydia through our national sexual health media campaigns, including a major new campaign to be launched later this year, as announced in the White Paper.
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The White Paper, also included a commitment to accelerate the roll-out of the national chlamydia screening programme, with the goal of making this available across the country by March 2007, backed by investment of an extra £80 million to achieve this aim.
Caroline Flint: We have launched a consultation on the smoke-free elements of the Health Improvement and Protection Bill. This includes proposals for offences and penalties. It also invites views on the proposals to exempt licensed premises, which do not prepare and serve food. We will be discussing the details of the proposals with key stakeholders during this time.
|Smoking deaths as a percentage of all deaths|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding the Government has provided for tobacco policy support to (a) local authorities, (b) Government Offices for the Regions and (c) regional chambers in each year since 1997. 
|Yorkshire and Humber||218,000||218,000||218,000|
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