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|Hospital and community health services (HCHS): medical and dental consultants working in the rheumatology specialty, England as at 30 September 2005|
|Number||Consultants per 100,000 head of population( 1)|
|(1) Population figures are taken from the 2001 ONS resident estimates. 2005 population data at SHA level are not yet available, therefore, 2004 population data have been used in 2005 calculations. Due to this, calculations for 2005 are subject to change.|
The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census 2001 Office of National Statistics Population Census
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost to the national health service during the last 12 months of attending to people not wearing seat belts who were injured in road accidents; and if she will make a statement. 
Caroline Flint: The Government do not have an estimate of the cost to the national health service of attending to people involved in road accidents, who were not wearing seat belts. However, the wearing of seat belts is estimated to prevent over 2,000 road fatalities each year.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much was spent on short break provision in
Oxfordshire in the last year for which figures are available; and how many hours break that expenditure provided; 
(2) how many hours short break service, on average, were provided on behalf of people with a learning disability in Oxfordshire who receive the care component of disability living allowance at the (a) highest rate, (b) middle rate and (c) lowest rate in the last period for which figures are available; 
(3) how many (a) carers of people with a learning disability, (b) children with a learning disability and (c) adults with a learning disability in Oxfordshire received a short break service in the last period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Heath: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much was spent on short break provision in Somerset in the last period for which figures are available; and how many hours break that expenditure provided in total; 
(2) how many hours short break service, on average were provided on behalf of people with a learning disability in Somerset who received the care component of disability living allowance at the (a) highest, (b) middle and (c) lowest rate in the last period for which figures are available; 
As set out in the Choosing Health White Paper, the Government have always committed to provide adequate funding for local authorities to undertake this work, in line with the New Burdens Doctrine. Discussions are currently taking place with stakeholders, including the Local Government Association, on the detail of arrangements for enforcement.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the recorded suicide rates were in each English constituency in each month since January 2001. I am replying in her absence. (83356)
Mortality rates for parliamentary constituencies cannot be provided for the years requested because population estimates are not available for these areas. The most recent year for which figures are available is 2005. A table which shows the number (rather than the rate) of deaths with an underlying cause of suicide or injury/poisoning of undetermined intent by month for each parliamentary constituency in England for the years 2001 to 2005 has been placed in the House of Commons Library.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms exist to prompt healthcare professionals to discuss special rules claims for (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance with (i) patients with a terminal disease and (ii) carers of patients with a terminal diagnosis. 
The Government recognise that finance is an issue of great importance to people with serious illness. Departmental officials are working with those in the Department for Work and Pensions, which has the expertise and knowledge to inform people about arrangements for claiming benefits and their entitlement to different benefits, to take steps for patients to be signposted to benefits information.
Caroline Flint: Data on the notifications of cases of tetanus by age group and sex for England and Wales for the period 1969 to 2005 are shown in the table and are also available on the Health Protection Agency website at:
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