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Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times (a) she, (b) her predecessor as Secretary of State and (c) another Health Minister met representatives of United Health Europe in 2005; and what the dates were of these meetings. 
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department conducted a race equality impact assessment concerning changes to the work permit regulations as they affect medical staff. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: A partial race equality impact assessment was carried out on the proposed points- based system, which had the effect of ending permit-free training. A full one will be undertaken when the system is fully implemented.
On advice, an REIA has not been carried out on the recent changes to the immigration rules for postgraduate doctors and dentists which brought the immigration provisions for non-European Economic Area (EEA) junior doctors and dentists into line with the immigration provisions for non-EEA nationals wanting to work in any other sector of the United Kingdom labour market.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on training and endorsements for wound care nurses in 2005; and what assessment her Department has undertaken of the value for money obtained from the expenditure. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information requested is not collected centrally. It is for national health service trusts to decide on the skills and knowledge needed by their nursing work force in order to meet the needs of patients.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many free air miles have been accrued by senior civil servants in his Department on official business in each of the last three years; and how they were used. 
Mr. Watson: The Ministry of Defence has no central record of air miles accrued by senior civil servants and is therefore unable to provide details of how they were used. Guidance for officials requires that air miles accrued on official business are not used for private purposes.
|UK Regular Forces( 1) with Nationality other than British at 1 April 2006|
|Country||Naval service||Percentage of total strength||Army||Percentage of total strength||Royal Air Force( 2)||Percentage of total strength|
|(1 )Data are for UK regular forces (trained and untrained), including nursing services and excluding full time reserve service personnel, Gurkhas, the home service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists.|
(2) Royal Air Force data are for personnel serving at 6 March 2006. They include personnel who at that date had attested but have not begun basic training.
(3) Denotes zero or rounded to zero.
(4) Denotes fewer than five or percentage based on a figure fewer than five. Data are rounded to five to prevent disclosure of sensitive information.
(5) Includes personnel with nationality recorded as West German.
(6) Includes personnel with nationality recorded as Rhodesian (7) Includes personnel with nationality recorded as British Commonwealth/Foreign, Foreign/Foreign, Other African Country and Other Asiatic country.
(8) Includes 75 personnel recorded as Commonwealth by birth, but with no nationality recorded.
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