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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) fillings and (b) extractions were carried out on childrens teeth in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years (i) in total and (ii) in each board area. 
| Note: Children are defined as those aged 0-17 years Source: Central Services Agency|
(i) Autumn Report (Cm. No. 6720) published on 5 December 2005; and
(ii) Departmental Report (Cm. No. 6836) published on 19 April 2006.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the merits of creating a database of people in the Province with foetal alcohol syndrome or other alcohol-related complications of pregnancy. 
Paul Goggins: A formal assessment has not been made of the merits of creating a database or registry of people in the Province with foetal alcohol syndrome or other alcohol-related complications of pregnancy. Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a difficult condition to diagnose accurately because of the wide range of symptoms with which it can present, signs and symptoms which themselves can be indicative of other conditions e.g. behavioural problems. In addition there are also the difficulties associated with ascertaining or establishing the mother's alcohol intake before and during pregnancy.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the number of patients in the Province who suffer from genital warts; how many new cases of genital warts have been diagnosed amongst (a) males and (b) females in the Province in each of the last five years; and if he will estimate the cost arising from management of (i) new and (ii) existing cases of genital warts in the Province in 2005-06. 
The number of new cases of genital warts that have been seen at Genito-Urinary Medicine clinics in Northern Ireland, broken down by gender, in the Province in each of the last five years is detailed in the following table.
|(a) Males||(b) Females|
| Notes: 1. Figures refer to calendar years. 2. The number of new cases of genital warts only includes the condition anogenital wartsfirst attack. Source: Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre Northern Ireland (CDSC (NI)).|
Information is not readily available on costs of treating new and existing cases of genital warts due to
the relatively small numbers of cases involved. For the year 2005-06 the planned expenditure for this area fell under the Genito-Urinary Medicine specialty, which was expected to cost, excluding capital, £4.7 million Province-wide,
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of health expenditure in the Province in each of the last five years was allocated to (a) acute hospitals, (b) community-based health care and (c) primary care. 
|Acute and hospital percentage of total||Community percentage of total||PSS percentage of total||Primary care (BFR(F)) percentage of total||Total|
The percentages quoted relate to the whole of the integrated health and personal social services (HPSS) budget. It should be noted that there was a reclassification of costs in the financial year 2002-03, which resulted in a decrease in recorded spend under the acute hospitals head and an equivalent increase under primary care.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days sick leave were taken in Northern Ireland by (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) other health professionals and (d) other health service employees in each of the last three years, broken down by health trust area. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Northern Ireland regional strategy to fight infections acquired in hospital launched on 20 June 2005. 
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety launched its action plan for the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections at a major infection control conference in Belfast on 13 March 2006. Entitled Changing the Culture, the plan took forward the proposals in
the June 2005 strategy after due consideration of the responses made during the consultation period. It is a three-year plan and it is intended that its effectiveness will be assessed on its conclusion in 2009. A multi-disciplinary steering group is in place to monitor implementation during this period.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will meet a delegation of North Down constituents to discuss the relocation of facilities from the Lakewood Centre in Bangor to Childhaven in Millisle. 
|Percentage of Single-handed GP Practices in Northern Ireland, 2002 to 2006|
|Number of single-handed practices||Percentage of all practices|
| Note: Data is at July each year with the exception of 2002 which is at August Source: Central Services Agency|
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) the average GP practice list size for registered patients and (b) the average practice list size for dental practices in Northern Ireland was in each of the last five years (i) in total and (ii) in each trust area. 
|Table (a)(i): The Average GP Practice List Size (Totals)|
|GP practice list size||Number of GP practices||Average practice list size|
| Source: Central Services Agency|
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