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|Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA, rates of new episodes of selected diagnoses 2001-04, per 100,000 population|
Diagnoses are calculated based on genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics in the SHA, rates are calculated for the SHA's resident population. 2003 mid-year population estimates were used for 2004.
Diagnoses and rates of selected sexually transmitted infections seen at GUM clinics, United Kingdom: 2000-2004, Health Protection Agency
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Data on the number of people living with spinal cord injuries are not collected centrally. However, the Spinal Injuries Association has estimated that there are around 40,000 people with spinal cord injuries in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2006, Official Report, column 829W, on spinal cord injuries, (1) what patient activity data of spinal cord injured patients is collected at (a) NHS spinal cord injury centres and (b) general and district facilities; and how such information is shared between these facilities; 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Hospital episode statistics (HES) patient activity data is collected at specialised spinal cord injury centres, and general national health service facilities. This data is available via HES online at www.hesonline.org.uk
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has responsibility for allocating research funding on health. The MRC is independent, and funding allocations are based on the merit of submitted research proposals rather than being ring-fenced for specific conditions.
Dr. Richard Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many students applied for a bursary from the NHS Student Grants Unit for the academic year beginning in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005, broken down by type of course; 
(2) how many and what percentage of students had received their bursary from the NHS Student Grants Unit for (a) the academic year 2005-06 by (i) September 2005, (ii) October 2005, (iii) November 2005 and (iv) December 2005 and (b) the academic year 2004-05 by (A) September 2004, (B) October 2004, (C) November 2004 and (D) December 2004, broken down by (1) type of course and (2) type of bursary; 
|Table 1: NHS bursaries: awards assessedacademic years 2004-05 and 2005-06( 1)|
|Course name||2004-05||2005-06( 1)|
|(1 )Academic year to date (academic year 1 September31 August).|
The information is not available in the format requested. Table two shows the applications processed for new and continuing students undertaking degree and diploma courses, month by month for the academic year 2004-05 and 2005-06 with the exception of medical and dental courses where the information is only available for 2005-06.
|Academic year 2004-05||Academic year 2005-06|
|(1) Not available|
|Table 3: NHS Bursaries: applications for dependants allowancesacademic years 2004-05 and 2005-06( 1)|
|(1) Academic year to date (academic year 1 September31 August). Source: NHS Business Services Authority|
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