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Jane Kennedy: The Department do not hold information on who receives medication and so does not have information by age. However we do have data, which are sample based, for exemption categories not required to pay a charge. This is shown in the table.
[holding answer 7 November 2005]: I arrived at the 'Your Health, Your Care, Your Say' citizens' summit in Birmingham before 9 am on Saturday 29 October and left at 4.45 pm. I opened the event at 9.30 am with some introductory remarks and ended the day with reflections on what was heard.
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Caroline Flint: Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines are supplied to the national health service by GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur MSD. GlaxoSmithKline's MMR vaccine is manufactured in Belgium. Sanofi Pasteur MSD manufactured their MMR vaccine in the United States of America and the Netherlands.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department spent per capita on NHS dentistry in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The estimated spend per capita on the general dental service (GDS) in Jarrow constituency in the year ending 31 March 2001 was £23.38. Figures for other years are not available because population estimates for other years are not available.
Estimates of spend per capita on the GDS in South Tyneside, the North East Government office region (GOR), Northumberland, Tyne and Wear strategic health authority (SHA) and in England for the years ending as at 31 March for 1998 to 2004 are shown in the table.
|South Tyneside local authority area||Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA||North East GOR||England|
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department has spent per capita on NHS dentistry in (a) the Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in each year since 1997. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The estimated spend per capita on the general dental service (GDS) in Tamworth constituency in the year ending 31 March 2001 was £11.83. Figures for other years are not available because population estimates for other years are not available.
Estimates of spend per capita on the GDS in Staffordshire, the West Midlands Government office region (GOR), Shropshire and Staffordshire strategic health authority (SHA) and in England for the years ending as at 31 March for 1998 to 2004 are shown in the table.
|Staffordshire local authority area||Shropshire and Staffordshire SHA||West Midlands GOR||England|
National Health Service Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2005, Official Report, column 1139W, on dentistry, how many NHS dentists were in place in each of the primary care trusts covering (a) the Isle of Wight, (b) Milton Keynes, (c) South West Devon, (d) Torbay, (e) Plymouth, Devonport, (f) Teignbridge, (g) Romsey, (h) West Hampshire, (i) Broxbourne and (j) Hitchin and Harpenden constituency at the most recent date for which information is available; and what proportion of the resident (i) under 18 and (ii) over 18 years population was known to be registered with an NHS dentist at the most recent date for which information is available in each case. 
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 8 November 2005]: The information requested on the number of dentists in the primary care trusts (PCTs), broken down by geographical area, as at September 2005, is shown in table 1.
|5CQ||Milton Keynes PCT||116|
|5CV||South Hams and West Devon PCT||49|
|5DG||Isle of Wight PCT||56|
|5F1||Plymouth Teaching PCT||126|
|5GG||Welwyn Hatfield PCT||68|
|5GH||North Hertfordshire and Stevenage PCT||97|
|5GJ||South East Hertfordshire PCT||99|
|5GX||St. Albans and Harpenden PCT||97|
|5LY||Eastleigh and Test Valley South PCT||88|
|5DF||North Hampshire PCT||96|
|Hitchin and Harpenden Parliamentary|
| CDS and PDS registration(15)||Estimated registration rates(16) (percentage)|
|5CV||South Hams and West Devon||18,625||13,290||31,915||21||57||29|
|5DG||Isle of Wight||24,432||13,888||38,320||22||51||28|
|5GH||North Hertfordshire and Stevenage||67,121||30,146||97,267||48||71||54|
|5GJ||South East Hertfordshire||66,915||25,425||92,340||53||68||56|
|5GX||St. Albans and Harpenden||53,004||23,314||76,318||52||77||58|
|SLY||Eastleigh and Test Valley South||48,148||24,341||72,489||39||65||45|
|Number of dentists||Number of dentists|
per 1,000 population
Ms Rosie Winterton: As at 30 September 2005, there were 153 national health service dentists with a general dental services (GDS) or personal dental services (PDS) contract within Shropshire County Primary Care Trust (PCT).
The data source is the Dental Practice Board. A dentist with a GDS or PDS contract may provide as little or as much NHS treatment as he or she chooses or has agreed with the relevant PCT. The Dental Practice
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Board has no information concerning the amount of time dedicated to private or NHS work by individual dentists.
Information about who dentists offer to treat is not collected centrally. However, an analysis of NHS patient registrations data as at 1 June 2005 shows that within Shropshire County PCT there were six dentists having only children registered. This analysis is not available at parliamentary constituency area.
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