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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to respond to the recent report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Protection's investigation into the impact of pesticides. 
Caroline Flint: We shall be contributing to the Government response, which is being co-ordinated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The Government is committed to respond to the report within a year of publication.
Caroline Flint: The Government has a comprehensive strategy in place to tackle smoking, which focuses on action to discourage young people from ever starting, and help for all smokers, of whatever age, to quit. We are aiming to create a climate where non-smoking is the norm, so there is less incentive for young people to take up the habit.
We have banned almost all tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, which has removed the attractive glossy advertisements used to entice young people to try the product. Our highly effective national anti-smoking education campaign is designed to reach people of all ages including young people. Young people who wish to give up smoking can get help from the national health service stop smoking services. In our White Paper, "Choosing Health", we set out proposals to bring in new measures to combat underage sales of tobacco products, and increased enforcement of existing regulations. We will reduce exposure to second-hand smoke and through a staged approach make almost all enclosed public places and workplaces smoke-free. We will hold a consultation later in the year on mandatory picture warnings on tobacco products.
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Michael Jabez Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what special assistance was provided by the Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority to each of the trusts within the area in (a) 200202, (b) 200304, (c) 200405 and (d) the current financial year. 
Caroline Flint: Information about special assistance from the NHS Bank to Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority (SHA) for 200203 to 200405 is shown in table 1. Special assistance has not been provided for 200506.
|Amount (£ million)|
|National health service trusts|
|Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust||9,500||18,650||13,000|
|Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust||4,000||3,500|||
|Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||3,000||2,700|||
|Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust||2,000||7,250||7,000|
|Royal West Sussex NHS Trust||1,500|||||
|Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust||7,500||5,900|||
|Primary care trusts (PCTs)|
|East Surrey PCT||487|||||
|Horsham and Chactonbury PCT||575|||||
|Western Sussex PCT||750|||||
|Guildford and Waverley PCT||||2,000|||
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Environment (Mr. Morley) to the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker) on 10 October 2005, Official Report, column 160W.
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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of under-16s who applied for disability living allowance in each year since 2002 were successful; and what percentage of successful claimants received (a) mobility allowance and (b) care allowance. 
Mrs. McGuire: Not all the requested information is available, because data on the number of claims received for disability living allowance are not broken down by age. The information that is available is in the table.
|Total number of new awards(23) of DLA to children under 16 years of age||(a) Percentage awarded a mobility component(24)||(b) Percentage awarded a care component(24)|
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of time taken to process new claims for disability living allowance for under-16s was in each year since 2002, broken down by region. 
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests have been answered by the Department; and in how many cases (a) information was wholly exempted, (b) information was partly exempted and (c) the requests were answered in full. 
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what pay arrangements the Pensions Ombudsman operates for caseworkers; and whether there is an arrangement by which a caseworker's remuneration is varied according to the number of complaints which are concluded. 
Mr. Timms: Pay arrangements for staff engaged on casework duties reflect the remuneration received by Higher Executive Officers, Senior Executive Officers and Grade 7 civil servants working in the Department for Work and Pensions. They incorporate a limited performance-related element. This takes account of the number of complaints that are concluded as well as the quality of the casework involved.
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