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Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2007, Official Report, column 58W, on nursing posts, (1) if she will take steps to ensure that her Department collects figures on the number of nursing posts being held open in the NHS; 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the review of screening for kernicterus commissioned by the National Screening Committee will finish; and when she expects the Department's Pregnancy Book will next be revised. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: It is expected that an initial report on screening for kernicterus will be presented to the United Kingdom national screening committee at its next meeting in March 2007. Further work has already been commissioned to complete the review.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Guidance on the timings of ultrasound scans is contained in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellences (NICE) clinical guidelines on antenatal care, which were issued in October 2003. The guidelines recommend that pregnant women should be offered an early ultrasound scan to determine gestational age and detect multiple pregnancies. Ideally, such scans should be performed between 10 and 13 weeks.
Andy Burnham: Public service agreements (PSA) are agreed between HM Treasury and the Department as part of the spending review process and the Department is accountable for reporting to HM Treasury on progress against the PSA targets set.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the figures for the number of adults placed in residential care out of areas for the year 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 will be available. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Information Centre for health and social care published data on 31 October 2006, which detail the number of adults placed in residential care out of area as at 31 March 2006. The publication Community Care Statistics 2006: Supported Residents (Adults), England looks at this in chapter 5, and table S10 contains the detailed council table, which is available at:
Caroline Flint: Announced as part of the Choosing Health White Paper, the Condom Essential Wear campaign was launched in November 2006. An integrated multi-media campaign, Condom Essential Wear targets some of the hardest to reach young people who are most at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections.
To date approximately £4 million has been spent on a combination of television, radio, press and digital advertising as well as substantial public relations and partnership work with both commercial and not for profit stakeholders and the production of two websites, one consumer and one stakeholder facing. Funding for the next financial year is currently being considered.
Condom Essential Wear is one of three Government campaigns working to improve sexual health and reduce instances of teenage pregnancy, complementing the Department for Education and Skills campaigns, R U Thinking and Want Respect? Use a Condom. The total cost of this work across Government is £7.5 million this financial year.
Caroline Flint: Expenditure on sexual health advertising in England for the last five years including HIV public education, contraception awareness, prevention of sexually transmitted infections plus Helplines is set out in the following table. Information is not available for Hertfordshire centrally.
This does not include the £1.61 million the Department gave to the Department for Education and Skills in 2006-07 to help fund its teenage pregnancy campaign RU Thinking and its sexually transmitted infection campaign, Want Respect? Use a Condom.
Contract for the Sexual Health Information Line, (formerly the National AIDS Helpline) is delivered as part of a contract which also includes Drinkline and Frank (substance misuse prevention).
Mr. Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls (a) under the age of 15 years and (b) between the ages of 15 and 18 years (i) had abortions, (ii) gave birth and (iii) were diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections in each year between 1999 and 2005. 
Figures are provided on number of conceptions leading to maternities and abortions for girls aged under 15 and 15-18 from 1999 to 2004 (latest year for which figures are available) so that meaningful comparisons can be made on number of abortions and maternities that occur each year by age of woman.
|Conceptions leading to maternities and abortions by age, resident in England and Wales, 1999 to 2004|
|Conceptions total||Conceptions leading to a maternity||Conceptions leading to an abortion|
|Total diagnoses of selected sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in genito-urinary medicine clinics; among females aged under 15 and 15-19, United Kingdom, 1999 to 2005|
|(1) Data are available for age group 15-19 rather than 15-18.|
Selected STIs include: infectious syphilis, uncomplicated gonorrhoea, anogenital herpes simplex (first attack), anogenital warts (first attack) and uncomplicated chlamydial infection.
KC60 returns, Health Protection Agency.
Ms Rosie Winterton: Setting curricula for undergraduate health professional training is the responsibility of the regulatory bodies and education providers. Training for those working in the national health service is the responsibility of employers. Local employers will have close regard to prioritising patient and service needs in supporting work force development. The Department shares their commitment to ensure that all health professionals are trained to have the skills and knowledge they need to deliver high-quality health care to the population.
Andy Burnham: The Department receives and publishes list size and waiting time information on waits for first consultant out-patient appointments (from GP referral), 15 key diagnostic tests (from the decision to test), and in-patient admissions (from decision to admit).
Mandatory collection and reporting of referral-to-treatment list sizes and times (the wait for first definitive treatment from the date of initial referral) begins in January 2007. The data will be published as soon as they are of sufficient quality, probably in the spring.
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