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John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will forward measures to strengthen the law to give greater protection from the closure of savings companies; 
(2) what representations he has made to the Financial Services Authority on the closure of Farepak; and if he will make a statement. 
Malcolm Wicks: Companies offering financial services, including savings companies, are already subject to specific regulation. One of the main objectives of this regulation is to protect savers and investors in the event of company failure, and I have at present no new measures in mind in relation to savings companies. The Minister for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs is meeting the chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading to ask the OFT to reassess the regulatory framework which applies to Christmas club companies such as Farepak, and whether changes are needed in that framework. He will consult other bodies as appropriate in the light of his discussion with the OFT.
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value was of trade in oil between the UK and Burma in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Mr. McCartney: In 2005 there were about 22,000 of petroleum products exported from the UK to Burma. Up to August 2006 there were exports worth about £1,000. In the same periods there have been no recorded petroleum imports from Burma into the UK.
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action his Department is taking to secure a successful Doha trade round of World Trade Organisation talks. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Government remain fully committed to securing an ambitious, pro-development outcome to the Doha Development Agenda. Our priority is to restart the negotiations at the earliest opportunity, and to encourage WTO members to show the flexibility necessary to reach agreement. The UK Government have taken and will continue to take every opportunity to press for this, both within the EU and with other WTO members.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency attendances there were in each quarter since the quarter ended December 2005, broken down by attendances to (a) type one accident and emergency departments, (b) walk-in centres and (c) minor injuries units. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information is not available in the format requested. Information available is set out in the table.
|Attendances at type one accident and emergency departments (A and E), walk in centres (WiCs) and type three A and E departments, England, quarter three 2005-06 to quarter one 2006-07|
|Quarter||Type one||WiCs||Type 3 (excluding WiCs)( 1)|
|(1) A type three A and E department is defined asother type of A and E, including minor injury units (MIUs) and WiCs with designated accommodation for the reception of A and E patients that provide treatment for at least minor illness and injury and can be routinely accessed without appointment. A type three department may be doctor-led or nurse-led. A service mainly or entirely appointment based (for example a general practitioner practice or out-patient clinic) is not a type three A and E service even though it may treat a number of patients with minor illness or injury.|
MIUs are one type of type three A and E and will be included in these figures, but data are not collected separately for MIU attendance.
Department of Health dataset QMAE
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the pattern of admission to University hospital of Hartlepool accident and emergency department in each of the last five years, with particular reference to (a) day of the week of admission and (b) time of day of admission. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information is not available in the format requested.
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited for more than four hours to be seen in the accident and emergency (A&E) department at (a) St. Richard's hospital, Chichester, (b) Princess Royal hospital, Haywards Heath, (c) Worthing hospital, (d) Queen Alexandra hospital, Portsmouth and (e) Royal Sussex county hospital, Brighton in each of the last three years; and whether each of those hospitals met the Government target for A&E waiting times in each of those years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information requested is only collected at trust level. The table shows the number of people spending over four hours between arrival in accident and emergency and admission, transfer or discharge for Brighton and Sussex university hospitals national health service trust, Portsmouth hospitals NHS trust, Royal West Sussex NHS trust and Worthing and Southlands hospitals NHS trust for each of the last three years for which data is available.
|Organisation||Total attendances (all A&E types)||Percentage of patients spending under four hours between arrival in A&E and admission, transfer or discharge (all A&E types)||Number of patients spending over four hours between arrival in A&E and admission, transfer or discharge(all A&E types)|
| Note: The first full financial year during which trusts were required to meet 98 per cent. was 2005-06. Source: Department of Health dataset QMAE.|
Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will assess the merits of reducing the time limit for abortions under the Abortion Act 1967. 
Caroline Flint: It has long been the parliamentary convention that proposals for changes in the law on abortion have come from Back-Bench Members and that decisions are made on the basis of free votes. The Government believe this should still be the case. It is therefore a matter for Parliament to decide whether the current time limit should be changed. The Government have no plans to change the law on abortion.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed on pregnancies of (a) under nine weeks, (b) nine to 12 weeks, (c) 13 and 16 weeks, (d) 17 to 19 weeks, (e) 20 weeks, (f) 21 weeks, (g) 22 weeks, (h) 23 weeks and (i) 24 weeks and over in each of the last five years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information requested is set out in the following table.
|Number of abortions, by gestation, residents, England and Wales, 2001-05|
|(1) Includes 24 weeks and zero days gestation.|
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the (a) impact and (b) spread of acinetobactor baumannii in hospitals; whether a new strain has been imported from Iraq; and if she will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham: Microbiology laboratories in England, Wales and Northern Ireland voluntarily report bloodstream isolates of Acinetobacter species to the Health Protection Agency.
The numbers of A. baumannii bloodstream infections in England, Wales and Northern Ireland reported in the past five years are shown.
|Number of infections|
| Source:Health Protection Agency(1)|
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