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Genetically Modified Organisms

Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what labelling requirements are in place for products containing genetically modified organisms. [63623]

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Caroline Flint: EC Regulation 1829/2003 requires that foods which contain or consist of genetically modified organisms, or are produced from or contain ingredients produced from genetically modified organisms should be labelled.

Labelling does not apply to foods which contain genetically modified material up to 0.9 per cent., provided that this presence is adventitious or technically unavoidable.

Heart Operations

Peter Viggers: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the cause of recent delays in heart operations in South Hampshire; and what the average period of delay has been in cases categorised as urgent in the last 12 months. [63638]

Caroline Flint: The recent and unexpected closure of the King Edward VII hospital (within Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority) has had a large impact on the provision of cardiac surgery for the resident populations of Fareham and Gosport Primary Care Trust (PCT), East Hampshire PCT and Portsmouth City PCT.

King Edward VII was, along with Southampton University Hospitals national health service trust, a main local centre for cardiac surgery. The hospital fulfilled a need for a private provider under patient choice guidelines, and had strong clinical links with both Southampton and Portsmouth hospitals.

Information about the average period of delay in cases categorised as urgent is not collected centrally.

London Hospitals

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital beds were available in each London hospital in each of the last five years. [62506]

Jane Kennedy: The information requested is collected at trust level only. The table shows data for the past five years. The data are also available on the Department's website quests/beds_open_overnight.htm.
Beds in:

Org CodeOrganisation2004–052003–042002–032001–022000–01
RV3Central and North West London Mental Health NHS Trust720747847640732
RQMChelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust449503509509481
RC3Ealing Hospital NHS Trust427436415395379
RQNHammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust1,0711,0371,0211,0211,056
5K6Harrow PCT125127125
5ATHillingdon PCT15215534
5LAKensington and Chelsea PCT20329149
RV8North West London Hospitals NHS Trust946874895830852
RT3Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust387388392378421
RJ5St Mary's NHS Trust588635636636579
RASThe Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust512539668661654
RKLWest London Mental Health NHS Trust663673654569
RFWWest Middlesex University NHS Trust394388431432410
5LCWestminster PCT8150
RVLBarnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust9811,0011,0301,037913
5A9Barnet PCT139140140138
RRPBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust787751701743
TAFCamden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust454424451
5K7Camden PCT105105105
5C1Enfield PCT60626058
RP4Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust263293282279272
5C9Haringey PCT60606872
5K8Islington PCT467-
RP6Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust4449516161
RAPNorth Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust485478477487397
RALRoyal Free Hampstead NHS Trust821889906923974
RANRoyal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust173194179163194
RKEThe Whittington Hospital NHS Trust439443429405461
RRVUniversity College London Hospitals NHS Trust952926834832848
RF4Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust1,5121,4911,4731,426
RNJBarts. and the London NHS Trust9981,0901,0931,1151,056
RWKEast London and the City Mental Health NHS Trust635628637493514
5A4Havering PCT181180180181
RQXHomerton University Hospitals NHS Trust523508473461491
RNHNewham Healthcare NHS Trust424449452463470
5C5Newham PCT114117120106
RATNorth East London Mental Health NHS Trust624726757840
5NARedbridge PCT48
5C4Tower Hamlets PCT136122190136
RGCWhipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust765739751846
RG3Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust551546606655655
RJ1Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust1,2161,2781.2671,2481.243
RJZKing's College Hospital NHS Trust915966925913978
RPGOxleas NHS Trust439442483452391
RG2Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust561484493483477
RGZQueen Mary Sidcup NHS Trust444453447435448
RV5South London and Maudsley NHS Trust1.0621,054925967960
5LESouthwalk PCT11
RJ2The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust6095B3583560561
RVREpsom and St. Helier NHS Trust930873872960935
RAXKingston Hospitals NHS Trust599585576590575
5A5Kingston PCT110117116154
RJ6Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust727729711727767
5M6Richmond and Twickenham PCT503539
RQYSouth West London and St. George's Mental Health NHS Trust830854846838595
RJ7St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust9571,000983990984
5M7Sutton and Merton PCT230278
RPYThe Royal Marsden NHS Trust241231232241240
5LGWandsworth PCT858892
5K5Brent PCT92
RHBCamden & Islington Community Health Service NHS Trust117499
RRQCamden & Islington Mental Health NHS Trust349
5C7Chingford Wanstead & Woodford PCT1345
RV4Community Health South London NHS Trust4040
RHZEast Berkshire Community NHS Trust20
RQKHarrow and Hillingdon Healthcare NHS Trust242236
RFXHounslow & Spelthorne Community & Mental Health NHS Trust257247
RVMSouth East London Community NHS Trust369367
5A6Teddington Twickenham & Hamptons PCT40
5GVWatford & Three Rivers PCT6
RCZBarnet Community Health Care NHS Trust390
RG6Bhb Community Health NHS Trust566
RA0Croydon Community NHS Trust5
RV2Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham Mental Health NHS Trust567
RHCEnfield Community Care NHS Trust475
RDFForest Healthcare NHS Trust1,038
RP2Haringey Health Care NHS Trust427
RG7Havering Hospitals NHS Trust799
RPNKingston and District Community NHS Trust444
RRHNewham Community Health Services NHS Trust—-180
RDAParkside Health NHS Trust293
RG4Redbridge Health Care NHS Trust884
RRRTeddington Memorial NHS Trust34
RRGTower Hamlets Healthcare NHS Trust160
London total29,01329,04728,92129,03429,673

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ME/Chronic Fatigue

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure by (a) her Department's Research and Development budget and (b) the Medical Research Council on research into myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome has been since 1997. [57655]

Jane Kennedy: The information requested is shown in the table.
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Expenditure(175) on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic
fatigue syndrome research
£ million
Medical Research Council3.1
Department of Health(176)1.7

(175) Actual and committed from 1997 to date
(176) National health service support costs, and national research programme and former Departmental Regional Office funded projects

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