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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the funding per person on the Pathways to Work programme for each person entitled to access the programme for each year from 200001 to 200809; and if he will make a statement. 
The Pathways to Work programme pilots began in October 2003 and costs per person vary from claimant to claimant, depending on the different components available within the Pathways package taken up. We do not expect the cost of these components to change markedly in future years, in real terms.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost to his Department has been of a participant in the Pathway to Work pilots since the scheme was introduced. 
Mr. Alan Reid: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what options other than bank or building society accounts pensioners will be able to choose for receipt of pensions after 2010. 
We expect that there will always be a small number of people who we are unable to pay into an account. These customers are paid by DWP cheque which can be cashed at post office branches. In addition, we will continue to monitor wider developments in the banking industry as more efficient and secure ways of paying customers become available. Within this, there will be opportunities for Post Office Ltd. and others to provide payment services.
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John Penrose: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the final version of the Contracting Out Regulations (The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations) will be published. 
Mr. Timms: Most of the amendments in the draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations are connected to, and dependent on, changes in the Finance Act 2004 and will be taken forward in an HM Revenue and Customs Order. The remaining amendments will be included in a miscellaneous set of DWP regulations. It is planned that both statutory instruments will be made by mid-March and will come into force on 6 April 2006.
Mr. Timms: The Pension Protection Fund became operational on the 6 April 2005. It will pay compensation to members of eligible non money purchase pension schemes where an employer becomes insolvent and the scheme is unable to afford to pay benefits at the level of PPF compensation.
Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he last met Ministers from the (a) Treasury and (b) Department of Trade and Industry to discuss (i) financial inclusion and (ii) the future of the Post Office Card Account. 
Mr. Plaskitt: I, my ministerial colleagues and officials have regular discussions with HM Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry about a range of issues, including the Government's wider financial inclusion agenda and the Post Office Card Account.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 2060W, on workplace accidents and health report, when he will place in the Library the data for 200304. 
The Commons Library has confirmed that the information requested by the hon. Member was deposited when I gave my written reply to his original question, 24 January 2006, Official Report, column 2060W.
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An emergency call to a person who has overdosed should be viewed by the ambulance and police services as a medical emergency in the first instance. Ambulance controls should not as a matter of course inform the police when called to a drugs overdose but might do so if the original call indicated some risk to the safety of the ambulance crew, difficulty in access or other unusual circumstances. Additionally, when the original call indicates that the patient might be dead or the paramedic finds that to be the case on attendance, it is reasonable to expect that the police would be informed immediately.
In addition, the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (part funded by the Department) national clinical practice guidelines set out that overdoses from, or use of, illegal drugs would not warrant ambulance crews to provide a lesser level of patient confidentiality than any other health condition. Only when drug use is compounded by situations such as sudden or suspicious death would it be appropriate to override the duty of confidentiality.
Caroline Flint [holding answer 6 February 2006]: Each ambulance service should plan to provide appropriate resources to meet local demand. This may include resources in addition to traditional ambulance provision, for example in using rapid response vehicles and motorbikes, as well as utilising staff such as community paramedics or emergency care practitioners. The fleet mix will vary across the country depending on operational and geographical requirements. Patients who need a traditional ambulance response will continue to receive one.
Caroline Flint [holding answer 6 February 2006]: Revenue allocations are made direct to primary care trusts (PCTs) and not to national health service trusts. The PCTs in Avon, Gloucester and Wiltshire received an average increase of 30.5 per cent. over the last three years, which is sufficient to ensure all parts of the local health services have sufficient resources. Decisions on how the resources are used is for local discretion.
The forecast out-turn position for 200506 month six, for all NHS organisations (strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and NHS trusts), is available in the Library and is available on the Department's website at:
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) the Cotswolds (i) there were in 2000, (ii) there were on the latest date for which figures are available and (iii) are projected in the current three year plan. 
Each ambulance service should plan to provide appropriate resources to meet local demand. This may include resources in addition to traditional ambulance provision, for example in using rapid response vehicles and motorbikes, as well as utilising staff such as community paramedics or emergency care practitioners. Patients who need a traditional ambulance response will continue to receive one. The fleet mix will vary across the country depending on operational and geographical requirements.
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