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Clive Efford: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what allowance for population growth has been made in the budget allocation to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust (a) in 200506 and (b) in future years. 
There are two indicator groups in the new quality and outcomes framework for respiratory health, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The
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indicator groups included in the new agreement were announced in December. However, the full details of the new quality and outcomes framework are not yet available. The guidance for the new framework and the detail of the indicators will be published shortly and a copy will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust's proposal to close the Castle Unit at the Ridge Lea Hospital in Lancaster. 
The future of the Castle Unit at the Ridge Lea Hospital has been the subject of a recent consultation exercise by the Morecambe Bay Primary
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Care Trust (PCT). The responses are currently being reviewed and will be discussed at a future board meeting of the PCT.
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the infection rates for (a) chlamydia, (b) HIV, (c) gonorrhoea, (d) herpes and (e) syphilis were in the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997. 
Caroline Flint: This data are only routinely published at strategic health authority (SHA) level. This is shown in table 1. Sexually transmitted infections data are not yet available for 2005. The HIV diagnoses are from reports received from laboratories and clinicians by the end of September 2005.
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Mr. Byrne: Following the initial assessment the teams will agree a tailored package of turnaround support with each organisation and the strategic health authority. The teams will then support the chief executives of the organisations in delivering turnaround. The type and length of engagement will be tailored to the needs of specific organisations. The chief executives will remain responsible for delivery in their organisations.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist nurses there are for patients with colitis and Crohn's disease; and how many there have been in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bidders have been short-listed for the Standish Hospital site, Stroud; when a decision will be made; and what requirement there will be for community involvement in the project. 
Mr. Byrne: 12 bids or expressions of interest were received following re-marketing of the Standish Hospital site. The local health community has been consulted on the proposals received. Ministers will make a decision as soon as possible.
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time taken to reply to questions (a) telephoned and (a) emailed to the Student Grants Unit (i) helpline and (ii) email address was in the last period for which figures are available. 
There are dedicated telephone lines for universities who are to directly contact the Student Grants Unit without delay. From a limited exercise conducted between September and December 2005 it was apparent that other callers could experience some delay in having their calls dealt with.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to extend the Protection of Vulnerable Adults scheme to (a) the NHS and (b) other health and social care settings not covered by the relevant provisions of the Care Standards Act 2000. 
In response to Sir Michael Bichard's Inquiry in June 2004, and in conjunction with the Department for Education and Skills, we have been
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developing a new vetting and barring scheme, legislation to provide for which will be introduced in February 2006, subject to the agreement of Parliament. This new scheme will apply to all national health service and social care settings.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish a summary of results of the survey of young people's attitudes to cooking and culinary ability; how much this survey cost; what public health interventions its evidence will be used to support; and if she will make a statement. 
We have been encouraged by the interest in the survey of young people's attitudes to cooking and culinary skills. The survey's findings will, at
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the earliest opportunity, be placed on the 5 A DAY website at www.5aday.nhs.uk.
To help this group of young people improve their culinary skills, the Department has produced a new free recipe guide, Fuel for Living". The guide provides simple and cost effective recipe ideas and cooking tips, to assist young people in preparing meals and increasing their fruit and vegetable consumption.