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Chris Bryant: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average annual cost and (b) average cost per patient to the NHS for cognitive behavioural therapy has been over the last five years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 11 July 2005]: In 200203, £3.25 million was spent on the start-up of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH). The table shows CPPIH's funding for each year it has been operational.
Mr. Byrne: The Commission for Social Care Inspection was established in place of the National Care Standards Commission and the Social Services Inspectorate to create a single social care inspectorate, providing service users with clear assurances about the safety, quality and efficiency of the services they receive; to remove overlaps between the organisations regulating social care; to strengthen and clarify the oversight of key social care services; and to assure taxpayers that public funds are being used effectively.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure of the (a) National Care Standards Commission and (b) Commission for Social Care Inspection have been in each year of their operation; and what the estimated figures for (i) 200506 and (ii) 200607 are for the Commission for Social Care Inspection. 
The National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) became fully operational on 1 April 2002 and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) on 1 April 2004. The expenditure from April 2002 is shown in the table.
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Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the full-time equivalent staff employed by the (a) National Care Standards Commission and (b) Commission for Social Care Inspection were in each year of their operation; and what the estimated figures are for (i) 200506 and (ii) 200607. 
Mr. Byrne: The National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) became fully operational on 1 April 2002 and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) on 1 April 2004. The number of staff employed by these organisations is shown in the table.
Jane Kennedy: Information on the number of community pharmacies by constituency is not centrally collected. However, information prior to 2002 is available by health authority (HA) and from 2002 by primary care trust (PCT). Southend West constituency is currently served by Southend on Sea PCT and previously sat within the South Essex HA.
In 200203 Southend on Sea PCT had a total of 36 community pharmacies. In 200304 the number remained at 36. Therefore, there were no new pharmacies opened and no pharmacy closures during this period.
Caroline Flint: It is not possible to provide an estimate on the cost of extending the hepatitis C ex-gratia payment scheme to the families of people infected with hepatitis C through national health service blood products and who have since died.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the implications of delays in adjudicating on acceptability of parallel-traded products by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for the extent of the distribution of counterfeit and improperly packaged drugs in England. 
Jane Kennedy: There have been only two cases of counterfeit medicines in England in ten years and there is no evidence to suggest that either of these involved parallel-traded products. The licensing time for parallel imported medicines has reduced significantly over the last two years. However, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is not aware of any evidence that the licensing time for parallel imports is associated with the marketing of either counterfeit medicines or improperly packaged medicines.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to speed up the assessment of parallel-traded products referred by manufacturers to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. 
Jane Kennedy: All referrals relating to parallel imports, including those from industry, are logged on receipt and reviewed by a senior member of staff. On further investigation, if remedial action is required by the parallel importer, a time scale for implementation is agreed; this depends upon the urgency of the action.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) children and (b) adults in the area covered by Dacorum Primary Care Trust suffer from (i) tooth decay and (ii) gum disease; and if she will make a statement. 
|Decayed, missing and filled teeth||1.52||1.49|
|Percentage with decay experience||33||38.7|
At a national level, the latest decennial child dental health survey (2003) shows that dental decay in eight, 12 and 15-year-old children has decreased since 1983 to its lowest recorded level. 12-year-old children in England now have the best oral health of that age group in Europe.
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