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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the consequences of a general review of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's Clinical Guideline on the management of schizophrenia on the availability of atypical anti-psychotics drugs. 
Ms Rosie Winterton:
No assessment has been made of the review by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on managing schizophrenia with atypical antipsychotic medicines.
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Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Westmorland and Lonsdale aged (a) under 20, (b) 20 to 29, (c) 30 to 39, (d) 40 to 50 and (e) over 50 years are estimated to be clinically obese. 
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average percentage change in charges for older persons' care proposed for 200607, in each local authority is; and if she will make a statement; 
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 18 January 2006]: Residential care charges are governed by a statutory system, under the "National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992" and the "Charges for Residential Accommodation Guide". Copies are available in the Library. Charges for non-residential social care are set by local councils, but councils must be guided by "Fairer Charging Policies for Home Care and other non-residential social services-Guidance for Councils with Social Services Responsibilities". A copy is available in the Library.
The level of charges for non-residential care and the numbers of people employed are matters for local determination rather than by central Government. Information on the amount by which charges are increased and information on job reductions in social services departments is not held centrally.
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Charlotte Atkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how her Department plans to monitor the implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinic Excellence guidance on the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures. 
NICE will be tracking the implementation of the guidance once it is published and using the information obtained to inform the development of future tools and resources and ensure the guidance achieves positive and sustainable changes.
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 12 January 2006]: The Department issued Getting patients treated: the Waiting List Action Team Handbooks August 1999, which gives practical guidance on managing and recording waiting lists. It makes clear that clinical priority must be the main determinant of when patients are seen. The handbook is available on the Department's website at: www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/05/11/03/04051103.pdf.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions her Department has had with the Department for Education and Skills on providing hygienic and well maintained toilets for pupils. 
Caroline Flint: The Department and the Department for Education and Skills meet regularly to discuss matters to do with the health and well-being of schoolchildren such as through the Healthy Schools Programme Board.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of total sample processing time was spent on (a) administrative procedures and (b) chemical analysis in clinical biochemistry and haematology laboratories within pathology departments in the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department does not collect this information. However, we recognise the importance of pathology to patient care and we have asked Lord Carter of Coles to conduct an independent review of pathology services. Its terms of reference are
"to advise Ministers, in the context of current resource constraints, on the timeliness, reliability, capacity and efficiency of current pathology services in England, benchmarked against international standards and the feasibility of and efficiency benefits arising from wide-scale service reconfiguration, innovation and modernisation and involvement of the private sector".
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the performance and effectiveness of the patient and public involvement resource centre will be (a) managed and (b) evaluated; and who has operational responsibility for the resource centre. 
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 16 January 2006]: The Department is looking for a supplier to design, develop and have operational responsibility for a new centre to support the delivery of patient and public involvement in the health care delivery system. The procurement process is on-going and until it is complete we are unable to name the provider.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the patient and public involvement resource centre cost to set up; and what the budget for the resource centre will be in each of the next three years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 16 January 2006]: The Department is currently in the process of procuring a supplier to design, develop and deliver a new centre to support the delivery of patient and public involvement in health care.
[holding answer 16 January 2006]: The "having my say" taskforce has submitted a report on improving public involvement in health and social care. We will set out our plans shortly in a White Paper on a
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new direction for community health and social care and publish the "having my say" taskforce report on the Department's website at www.dh.gov.uk.
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