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Mr. Woodward: Care for those suffering from perinatal mental health problems, including psychiatric illness, takes place at all levels within the health care system (psychiatric services, maternity and child welfare services and primary health care). Overall information in relation to perinatal mental illness is not available.
Mr. Gregory Campbell:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time was for out-patients to be treated at accident and emergency
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units of the main hospitals in Northern Ireland in each of the 12 months to (a) September 2004 and (b) September 2005. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of passenger train journeys made on (a) the lesser used lines and (b) the core network in Northern Ireland since 1 January were undertaken by train sets acquired in the past two years. 
Mr. Woodward: The information requested is not available. However, Translink is currently collating information on train operations on the core network and on the lesser used lines and when this becomes available I will write to the hon. Gentleman.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information his Department has collected about the extent to which the religious composition of the population of each ward in the province has changed in the last 30 years. 
Angela E. Smith: The census of population provides information on the religious composition of each electoral ward. However, ward boundaries are reviewed periodically, and the results are presented for the wards current at the time of the census, The outputs from the last three censuses were thus based on different ward structures and it is not possible to track change at ward level over time directly from available census outputs. Estimates on a single ward geography could be made for each census using best-fit approximations, but this would require additional work and the interpretation of any observed trends would need to take cognisance of factors such as changes in the questionnaire wording, differences in the levels of non-response to the religion question, different population bases and different treatments of non-response in each census.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the extent of the level of interaction is between safefood and the Foods Standards Agency; and what assessment he has made of the merits of reviewing the relationship between the two bodies to promote effectiveness and cost efficiency. 
Mr. Woodward: Section 34 of the Food Standards Act 1999, which established the Food Standards Agency (FSA), states that the FSA must take account of, and consult with, the Food Safety Promotion Board (FSPB)also known as safefoodin carrying out its activities.
There has been significant contact between the FSA Board, particularly through the Northern Ireland member on that body, and the FSPB. In the current
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year, the Northern Ireland member has met with the chair of the FSPB Advisory Board, and addressed a formal meeting of the FSPB governing body. The FSPB chief executive has also made a presentation on relationships between his organisation and the FSA at a meeting of the Nl Food Advisory Committee, which is chaired by the FSA's Northern Ireland Board member.
At official level, a concordat has been established between the FSA and FSPB to guide working relations. Two formal meetings of senior management teams from both organisations have taken place, with the next meeting planned for March 2006,
Practical examples of both organisations working together in the past year include: the Director of FSA Nl Chairs an All Island Nutrition Forumthe Secretariat is provided by the FSPB; representation from FSA Nl on the FSPB's Consumer Focused Review; a jointly resourced stand at the Balmoral Show; jointly co-ordinated and sponsored National Food Safety Week initiatives in Northern Ireland; a jointly organised and resourced seminar in Dublin, on the subject of salt consumption. Both organisations continue to explore how they jointly carry out their work in an effective and efficient way, and this scope for review is enshrined in the UK legislation and in the concordat between the FSA and FSPB. The relationship between both bodies continues to develop and this can only further enhance the effectiveness of their joint work and ensure cost efficiencies for the taxpayer. A good example of this are plans in 2007 for FSA to carry out a major UK-wide survey on food consumption, the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which will for the first time include a sample for Northern Ireland. The costs of the sample for Northern Ireland are high, and could not be met out of the current FSA NI budget. The FSPB has agreed to make a significant financial contribution to facilitate the survey.
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what services are provided in each Health Board Area in respect of sexually transmitted infections; and what the (a) budget, (b) staffing profile and (c) service level is in each. 
|Royal Group of Hospitals||Consultant-led GUM clinics Monday to Friday, morning and afternoon. Additional nurse-led sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday|
|Daisy Hill Hospital||Consultant-led GUM clinics on Wednesday mornings. Additional nurse-led session on Monday evening|
|Causeway Hospital||Consultant-led GUM clinics twice per week|
|Altnagelvin Hospital||Consultant-led GUM clinics, six times per week|
|GP's with Specialist interest in GUM||3|
|Sexual Health Adviser||1|
|Senior Health Promotion Officer||1|
|Senior Health Promotion Officer||1|
|Grade G Charge Nurse||1|
|Grade E Staff Nurse||2|
This information is not available. However, for the purposes of the draft Regulatory Impact Assessment, which was prepared to inform the policy on controlling smoking in enclosed public places and work places, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has estimated that, in 200304, the Northern Ireland hospital costs of treating circulatory and respiratory diseases of which active smoking could be a contributory factor was £74 million.
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In 2003, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety published a Five Year Tobacco Action Plan to tackle smoking. The Department continues to fund public information campaigns on tobacco arid the development of a range of smoking cessation services across Northern Ireland.
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