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However, the table shows the number of ophthalmic opticians holding national health service contracts in primary care trusts (PCTs) in Greater London, at the end of year 2003. Ophthalmic opticians may hold contracts in more than one PCT; therefore the data shown in the table is not comparable.
|Barking and Dagenham||4|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||3|
|City and Hackney||6|
|Kensington and Chelsea||2|
|Richmond and Twickenham||7|
|Sutton and Merton||64|
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost was to the Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust of providing out-of-hours care to patients in each of the last five years. 
Castle Point and Rochford PCT financial returns, 200203 and 200304.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council's data on international registrations of nurses provides information on the level of international recruitment in the United Kingdom. Figures for 200405 show a fall of 19 per cent. in the number of international registrations from the previous year. The Department has no plans to collect other data on the number of overseas nurses employed in England.
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Mr. Byrne: This is a matter for the chair of the Peterborough and Stamford National Health Service Foundation Trust. I have written to the chair, Dr. Clive Morton, informing him of the hon. Member's inquiry.
Jane Kennedy: The Department does not collect figures for the number of national health service physiotherapists by London borough. However, the table shows the latest figures available for the number of physiotherapists in the London government office region (GOR) by strategic health authority (SHA) area as at 30 September 2004.
|North Central London SHA||524|
|North East London SHA||464|
|North West London SHA||614|
|South East London SHA||553|
|South West London SHA||475|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of (a) doctors and (b) nurses suffering (i) stress and (ii)other mental health problems as a result of their taking part in termination of pregnancy operations in each year since 1975; and what estimate she has made of the related cost to the national health service. 
Section 4 of the Abortion Act 1967, as amended, states that, except where treatment is necessary to save the life of, or prevent grave permanent injury to the pregnant woman, no person shall be under any duty, whether by contract or by any statutory or other legal requirement, to participate in any treatment authorised by this Act to which he has a conscientious objection".
Mr. Byrne: There are no targets for the reduction of pressure sores. Reducing the incidence of pressure sores in hospitals is tackled locally through clinical governance; a programme of continuous improvement in clinical care. The toolkit, Essence of Carepatient focused benchmarks for clinical governance", includes a chapter specific to pressure ulcers.
This is underpinned by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines that also focus on screening and assessment, informing patients and their carers, the development and implementation of an individualised plan for prevention and treatment to be agreed and delivered by a multidisciplinary team working with patients and their carers.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of copying paper used by her Department in (a) 200304 and (b) 200405 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained; 
(2) what measures she has put in place to ensure that her Department meets the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that all copying paper brought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content; 
(3) by what date her Department expects to implement in full the targets set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that (a) all copying paper brought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications brought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled, of which a minimum is 75 per cent. post-consumer waste; 
(4) if she will list her Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports, in each case stating (i) the name of each paper used and (ii) the recycled (and post-consumer recycled) content of each paper. 
Jane Kennedy: The Department's contracted supplier for all copier paper, bulk stationery and envelopes is Office Depot. The vast majority of white paper purchased is Niceday 3500, which is 80 grams per square metre, 100 per cent. recycled using 80 per cent. post consumer waste.
Bulk paper copying is carried out on Xerox 'x3' brand paper. This is 100 per cent. post consumer waste recycled. This exceeds the target set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of a minimum of 75 per cent. post consumer waste.
For parliamentary work, carried out by Central Office of Information (COI), for example, Command Papers, Acts and other departmental papers, the minimum recycled fibre content required is 75 per cent. for coated and 100 per cent. for uncoated papers, virgin fibre pulp being elemental chlorine free or preferably totally chlorine free. Mill broke is not included in the recycled fibre content. Applying the National Association of Paper Merchants definition for recycled content, the recycled fibre can include converters waste, printers waste and post consumer waste from homes and offices.
For all other printed publications, the selection of paper stock is based on the most cost-effective quotation that represents value for money use of public funds. As such, the actual brand of recycled and environmentally friendly paper and its specifications rests with the COI and the Department is unable to make a detailed statement on the information requested.
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