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University Hospital of North Tees

Ms Dari Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what capital spending has been made on (a) the maternity unit, (b) the neonatal unit, (c) the paediatric unit, (d) the breast unit and (e) gynaecology services at the University Hospital of North Tees since 1997. [82646]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Violence against Staff

Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many physical assaults against staff were carried out by patients being treated in (a) mental health services and (b) learning disability services in 2004-05; [82326]

(2) how many of the physical assaults against staff in mental health services in 2004-05 were carried out by patients receiving compulsory treatment under the powers of the Mental Health Act 1983; [82327]

(3) how many physical assaults against NHS staff were carried out by (a) patients and (b) relatives of patients in 2004-05. [82328]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The information is not collected centrally in the format requested, however, the NHS Security Management Service is currently considering further methods of data collection for the number of assaults against national health service staff.

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents of violence against staff there were (a) in total and (b) in the accident and emergency department at (i) the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and (ii) Worthing Hospital in each of the last three years. [83414]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 10 July 2006]: The information requested is not held centrally in the format requested. However, figures recently collected by the NHS Security Management Service showed that there were 125 assaults against staff in Brighton and Sussex university hospitals national health service trust and 51 assaults against staff in Worthing and Southlands NHS trust in 2004-05.

Youth Sports Trust

Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what grants her Department has made to the Youth Sports Trust in each of the last five years. [82798]

Caroline Flint: We have worked closely with the Youth Sport Trust to increase participation in physical activity in children and young people through the “Schools on the Move” pedometer pilot. Specifically, the Department, working in partnership with the Department for Education and Skills, has provided £106,000 in funding to the Youth Sport Trust between March 2005 and March 2006 to project manage and deliver the “Schools on the Move” programme, as well as to commission an evaluation of the pilots.

Duchy of Lancaster

Advertising Campaigns

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what advertising campaigns her Department has run since July 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each. [81926]


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Mr. McFadden: Significant advertising campaigns in support of specific policies are managed centrally through the Cabinet Office Communication Group and placed through the Central Office of Information (COI).

Details of advertising costs are shown in the table.

Campaign Period Expenditure (£)

2004-05

Preparing for Emergencies

July-August

(1)2,000,000

Direct Gov

September 2004-March 2005

306,471

Fast Stream Recruitment

Throughout year

81,000

Departmental recruitment

Throughout year

236,828

2005-06

Direct Gov

March 2006

864,732

Do the Honours Campaign

January-March 2006

21,217

Fast Stream recruitment

Throughout year

47,888

Departmental recruitment

Throughout year

201,647

2006-07

Fast Stream recruitment

Throughout year

15,935

Departmental recruitment

Throughout year

514

(1) This was the Cabinet Office contribution to a cross-government campaign.

Charity Commission

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many officials of the Charity Commission were formerly employed (a) in the Civil Service, (b) in the Home Office, (c) elsewhere in the public sector, (d) in the private sector and (e) in the voluntary sector; [84599]

(2) how many former Home Office employees work at each grade in the Charity Commission. [84600]

David Miliband: This is a matter for the Charity Commission as the Government Department responsible for the regulation of charities in England and Wales. The Executive Director of Charity Information and Corporate Services at the Charity Commission will write to the hon. Member and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library for the reference of Members.

Civil Contingencies Secretariat

Mr. Soames: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent assessment she has made of personnel levels within the Civil Contingencies Secretariat. [81481]

David Miliband [holding answer 3 July 2006]: As part of the Department’s annual planning process, Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) personnel levels were reviewed alongside other Units within the Cabinet Office in June 2006. CCS resources for 2007-08 remain in the range of 85-90 staff (including those at the Emergency Planning College).


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Correspondence

Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 315W, on correspondence, what estimate she has made of the cost of answering a question; and if she will make a statement. [82637]

Hilary Armstrong: It is not possible to separately identify the average cost of officials’ time in replying to letters from hon. Members and members of the public. Such correspondence is often of a varied and complex nature. Therefore any exercise to determine the average cost in officials’ time in responding to letters would incur disproportionate cost.

It is not possible to separately identify stationery and postage costs for the Department when replying to correspondence from hon. Members and members of the public.

Departmental Publications

Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will list the unnumbered command papers produced by her Department in each session since 1976; by what means (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public can (i) inspect and (ii) obtain copies; and if she will make a statement. [81257]

David Miliband: Documents which are laid before Parliament as unnumbered command papers are generally restricted to Explanatory Notes to Treaties, Explanatory Memorandums to Statutory Instruments and some Treasury Minutes. All other documents are published in the numbered command papers series.

A complete list of unnumbered command papers is not collected centrally.

Ministers/Civil Servants

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants work in (i) Admiralty House, (ii) Admiralty Arch, (iii) the Ripley Building, (iv) Old Admiralty Building and (v) Admiralty Citadel. [83002]

Mr. McFadden: The number of Ministers and civil servants working in Admiralty House, Admiralty Arch and the Ripley Building is shown in the table.

Building Ministers Civil servants

Admiralty House

0

1

Admiralty Arch

0

237

Ripley Building

1

69


The Cabinet Office does not occupy Old Admiralty Building and the Admiralty Citadel. These buildings are owned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Office of Public Services Reform

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the reasons were for the abolition of the Office of Public Services Reform. [83579]


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Mr. McFadden: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend, the then Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (Mr. Murphy) to the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker) on 25 April 2006, Official Report, column 1052W.

Parliamentary Questions

Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what guidance she produces for other Government Departments on answering a similar or identical question tabled to each Government Department; what criteria she uses in selecting the questions to provide guidance on; and if she will make a statement. [83428]

Hilary Armstrong: The Government made clear in their response to the Third Report of Session 2003-04 from the Public Administration Select Committee, that while Government Departments may liaise with each other when they receive the same question, this co-ordination


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Regulatory Impact Assessments

Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what written guidance for Departments has been produced regarding the publication of preliminary regulatory impact assessments. [82034]

Mr. McFadden: The Government have provided written guidance for Departments regarding the publication of regulatory impact assessments. This guidance is publicly available on the Cabinet Office website at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/regulation/ria/ and will be placed in the Library for the reference of Members.


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