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Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts (a) are collecting reliable data on breastfeeding initiation and duration rates and (b) have appointed a breastfeeding co-ordinator. 
Caroline Flint: The latest data provided to the Department for 200405, found there were 201 primary care trusts collecting reliable data on breastfeeding initiation, where reliable has been defined as consistent data in which at least 96 per cent. of mothers have their breastfeeding initiation status given.
Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the baseline breastfeeding initiation data as outlined in the Priorities and Planning Framework 2003 to 2006 are for each primary care trust. 
Caroline Flint: Data for breastfeeding initiation are not yet sufficiently robust to reliably assess levels of breastfeeding initiation for all primary care trusts (PCTs). However, the data quality is improving. The percentage of others for whom breastfeeding initiation status was not known decreased from 14.6 per cent. in 200304 to 5.6 per cent. in 200405. We continue to monitor the progress of PCTs in improving the data quality.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations in Southend primary care trust were cancelled on (a) the day of and (b) the day after admission; and how many of these patients were not readmitted within a month in each quarter of the last five years for which figures are available. 
However, the table shows the number of operations cancelled at the last minute for non clinical reasons and the number of patients not admitted within 28 days at Southend Hospital National Health Service Trust.
|Quarter||Number of last minute cancellations for non clinical reasons in the quarter||Number of patients not admitted within 28 days of cancellation on the day of surgery|
Ms Rosie Winterton: Information on the number of people currently being treated by Anastrozole in each national health service health authority area in England and Wales is not collected centrally. However, the prescription cost analysis database contains the following data for Anastrozole dispensed in the community. The data do not cover drugs dispensed in hospitals, including mental health trusts, or private prescriptions.
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.
|Residential homes(61)||Nursing homes(62)|
|Councils with social|
|Local authority staffed||Independent(63)||Independent|
|Total for Essex area||45||490||(64)120|
(2) whether the terms of reference of her proposed inquiry into Clostridium difficile will cover the role of (a) her Department and (b) the Health Protection Agency in responding to the trend in the incidence of Clostridium difficile and the discovery of strain 027 in English hospitals; 
Jane Kennedy [holding answers 4 July 2005]: In asking the Healthcare Commission to undertake its investigation, the Secretary of State made it clear that the first priority must be to bring the outbreak at Stoke Mandeville under control and requested that the investigation only commence once all parties agreed that it was sensible to do so. The Healthcare Commission are drawing up the terms of reference for the investigation and these will be available shortly.
The Healthcare Commission has been asked to undertake an investigation into Clostridium difficile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. It is hoped that any learning and best practice arising from the investigation will be shared across the national health service.
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