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Ms Rosie Winterton:
Nearly 13 million people have registered on the organ donor register (ODR), 22 per cent. of the United Kingdom population. The Department gives around £1 million yearly to the NHS blood and transport (NHSBT) to run the ODR and to
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promote transplantation and also provides section 64 grants to a number of charities. Specific initiatives include funding through NHSBT to support hospital based initiatives. I recently wrote to all Members of Parliament to ask them to help raise awareness within their constituencies, and the Prime Minister also hosted a reception to celebrate the success of transplantation. Online registration initiatives include Oran-ise, an online game to encourage students to register, and nearly 50 web-based campaigns run by national health service organisations, further education establishments and professional organisations.
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Meat Hygiene Services is taking to ensure that from 1 January its official veterinary surgeons assume line management supervision of poultry inspection assistants as required under the EU Hygiene Package. 
Caroline Flint: There has been no change in the supervision requirements of plant inspection assistants, now food business operator establishment staff, following the implementation of the European Union hygiene regulations.
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what test poultry inspection assistants in post before 1 January were required to pass before they were permitted to inspect poultry meat. 
After receiving the required training for plant inspections assistants as set out in Regulation 11 of the Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995, revoked 31 December 2005, and in the light of the guidance given in the Meat Hygiene Service operations
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manual, the Official Veterinary Surgeon assessed the competency, both theoretical and practical, of the plant inspection assistants.
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what sign offs are required before a guarantee can be provided by her Department for private finance initiative schemes for NHS foundation trusts; 
Mr. Byrne: The trust's full business case (FBC) has been submitted to the Department for approval; the trust is currently clarifying a number of points which have been raised by the Department. Subject to approval by the Department, the FBC will be forwarded to HM Treasury for approval by officials and Ministers.
In common with other foundation trust private finance initiative (PFI) schemes with a capital value in excess of £10 million, the Secretary of State for Health, the PFI consortium and its funders will sign a deed of safeguard prior to financial close. The effect of the deed of safeguard is to make the Secretary of State liable should the trust be unable to meet its payments to the operator of the PFI scheme.
|Total specified organisations||57||58||53||57||64||62||60||62|
|Qualified radiography (diagnostic) staff||57||58||53||56||64||62||60||62|
|Qualified radiography (therapuetic) staff||||||||1|||||||||
|Southport and Formby NHS Trust||31||35||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Qualified radiography (diagnostic) staff||31||35||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|West Lancashire NHS Trust||26||23||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Qualified radiography (diagnostic) staff||26||23||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust(21)||n/a||n/a||53||57||64||62||60||62|
|Qualified radiography (diagnostic) staff||n/a||n/a||53||56||64||62||60||(52|
|Qualified radiography (therapuetic) staff||n/a||n/a||||1|||||||||
|Diagnostic radiography||Therapeutic radiography|
|Three month vacancy rate (percentage)||6.0|||
|Three month vacancy number||3||0|
|(Staff in post) full-time equivalent||47||0|
|(Staff in post) headcount||62||0|
The National Treatment Agency (NTA) launched a residential directory on 8 August 2003, and an online bed vacancy directory BEDVACS started on 23 April 2004. There is no record of any information until 1 February 2005. On 1 February 2005, there were 118 English residential rehabilitation units with a total of 2,498 beds. Currently the directory lists 119 English residential rehabilitation units with a total of 2,530 beds.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has (a) commissioned, (b) funded and (c) evaluated into reverse therapy in relation to (i) myalgic encephalomyelitis and (ii) Gulf War illnesses; and if she will make a statement. 
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