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Type 23 Frigate

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 10 January 2006, Official Report, column 506W, on Type 23 frigates, why HMS Richmond was not included in the information provided. [44530]

Mr. Ingram: HMS Richmond has no allocated helicopters at present. The ship is currently undergoing a refit which is scheduled to be completed in June 2006. HMS Richmond will receive Merlin Mkl during sea trials following her refit.

HEALTH

Agency Staff (Coventry)

Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of agency (a) nurses and (b) doctors has been in each year since 1997 in Coventry South. [44555]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 24 January 2006]: The information requested is shown in the table.
Coventry teaching primary care trust (PCT)
£000


Medical
Nursing, midwifery
and health visiting
2002–035040
2003–047710
2004–053590



Source:
Financial Returns Coventry Teaching PCT 2002–03 to 2004–05.



University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire National Health Service Trust
£000


Medical
Nursing, midwifery
and health visiting
1997–98427957
1998–996251,548
1999–20004152,288
2000–016342,986
2001–028883,144
2002–033,8703,001
2003–045,4781,715
2004–054,348479



Notes:
1. Figures given are for the Coventry Teaching PCT, and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and relate to the cost of agency nurses, midwifery and health visiting, and doctors.
2. Information for Coventry Teaching PCT is only available for 2002–03 to 2004–05.
Source:
Financial Returns University Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 1997–98 to 2004–05.



 
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Dentistry

Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children are not registered with an NHS dentist; and what assessment her Department has made of the merits of revising the provision of school based dental checks for children. [42918]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Information on the number of children not registered with a national health service dentist is not collected centrally.

As at 30 September 2005, the number of children registered with an NHS dentist with a general dental services or personal dental services contract in England was 6,927,299. This is estimated to be 59 per cent. of the total child population in England.

The National Screening Committee is currently reviewing the arrangements for the screening of children's dental health.

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the providers of each of the dental access centres in England. [43533]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Dental access centres operate under personal dental services arrangements. Therefore, it is the local primary care trust (PCT) that is the provider. The following PCTs operate one or more of the 53 dental access centres in England.


 
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Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in Beverley and Holderness have left the NHS to work in private practice in each year since 1997. [44317]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The table, provides the numbers of dentists who have left the general dental services (GDS) or personal dental services (PDS) within Beverley and Holderness constituency in each year since 1997.

However, information on whether dentists leave the national health service to work in private practice is not available.
General dental services (GDS) and personal dental services (PDS)—number of dentists who have left the GDS or PDSin Beverley and Holderness constituency as at 30 Septembereach year

Complete leaver
19970
19980
19991
20002
20010
20023
20031
20041
20050



Note:
Complete leaver means the dentist had an open GDS or PDS contract in September of the previous year but no GDS or PDS contract in September of the specified year.
Source:
Dental Practice Board



 
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John Cummings: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS dental practices and (b) NHS dentists there were in the Easington constituency in each of the last five years. [46007]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The information requested is shown in the following table.
General dental services (GDS) and personal dental services (PDS). Number of national health service dental practices and NHS dentists within Easington constituency as at 30 September each year.

GDS or PDS
dental practices
GDS or PDS dentists
2001914
2002914
2003913
2004912
2005917



Source:
Dental Practice Board



 
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Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) location and (b) date of (i) opening and (ii) closing is of each dental school in England; and how many dental students there were at each in each of the last 30 years. [36896]

Ms Rosie Winterton: There are currently nine dental schools in England. Information on the date of opening of the dental schools is not held centrally. University College London dental school was closed in 1992. The table shows the numbers of dental students admitted to the nine dental schools each year since 1993, the years for which figures are available.
Dental school intake, 1993–2005 (England)

199319941995199619971998
University of Birmingham697374696871
University of Bristol656444575550
University of Leeds525452535251
University of Liverpool505448555149
Kings College London157156154149167142
University of Manchester5974651145560
University of Newcastle707083817978
Queen Mary, University of London575953535254
University of Sheffield516054545348
Total630664627685632603


1999200020012002200320042005(21)
University of Birmingham70697275758190
University of Bristol52505155535384
University of Leeds55505461555285
University of Liverpool49454952636090
Kings College London130144140162138142168
University of Manchester71747371757959
University of Newcastle63726870718098
Queen Mary, University of London57636155755890
University of Sheffield53565864676984
Total600623626665674674848


(21) provisional data

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of people were registered with an NHS dentist in (a) Yeovil constituency, (b) Somerset, (c) South Somerset and (d) England in each year since 1995. [28223]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 18 November 2005]: The information requested is shown in the table.
General dental services (CDS) and personal dental services (PDS), Number of patients registered and percentage of people registered with an national health service dentist in England, local authorities in Somerset and Yeovil parliamentary constituency as at 30 September each year
Number

19971998199920002001
Registration data
England27,147,29423,898,72824,118,68324,527,73024,297,247
Bath and North East Somerset local authority114,364101,66999,74291,23785,386
North Somerset local authority106,93596,82796,10396,503100,591
South Somerset local authority107,13994,94794,51491,51087,724
West Somerset local authority18,34318,17618,35821,32521,265
Yeovil parliamentary constituency71,80462,58061,96058,60656,576

 
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2002200320042005
Registration data:
England24,217,48324,295,65223,639,90424,168,352
Bath and North East Somerset local authority83,15585,38683,45185,819
North Somerset local authority101,010102,404106,115108,022
South Somerset local authority82,208100,25583,84986,666
West Somerset local authority22,31922,43224,53023,300
Yeovil parliamentary constituency53,65875,52762,09364,707


Percentage

19971998199920002001
Registrations per head of population
England5649495049
Bath and North East Somerset local authority6961605450
North Somerset local authority5852515153
South Somerset local authority7264636158
West Somerset local authority5554536161
Yeovil parliamentary constituency


2002200320042005
Registrations per head of population
England49494748
Bath and North East Somerset local authority49504850
North Somerset local authority53535556
South Somerset local authority54655456
West Somerset local authority63636965
Yeovil parliamentary constituency



Notes:
1. The drop in registrations between September 1997 and September 1998 is mostly attributable to the reduction in re-registration period from two years to fifteen months.
2. Most PDS schemes that have registrations have a re-registration period in excess of fifteen months, so the figures for PDS schemes are generally higher than they would have been for the same attendance pattern under CDS.
3. Prison registrations are included in these figures.
4. Salaried dentist registrations are not included in these figures.
5. A dentist with a GDS or PDS contract may provide as little or as much NHS treatment as he or she chooses or agreed with the PCT.
6. The Dental Practice Board has no information concerning the amount of time dedicated to NHS work by individual dentists.
7. The areas have been defined using practice postcodes within the current boundaries.
8. Areas have been defined using the Office of National Statistics All Fields Postcode Directory.
9. Population data at constituency area are not available.
Source:
Dental Practice Board


Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of children in Hereford constituency are registered with an NHS dentist. [44613]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The information is not available in the format requested. However, the proportion of children registered within the Herefordshire Primary Care Trust as at November 2005 was 70 per cent.
 
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1. The percentages of the population registered with a dentist (or registration rate) have been estimated by including patient registrations in the area of the dentist, that is, according to the postcode of the dental surgery and not the patient's address. So the registration rates for some areas may be affected by some patients receiving dental treatment in a different area from the one in which they live.
 
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2. Estimates have been calculated using population estimates for the nearest year for which data are available. Percentages for 2005 have been calculated using 2004 mid year population estimates. 3. Information on children registered with a dentist at constituency level is not available as a percentage of the total number of children in the constituency. This is due to population data not being available at constituency level.

NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre.


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