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James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2007, Official Report, column 403W, on care homes: disabled, what information is available on physically disabled young adults living in care homes designed for (a) the elderly and (b) other groups in (i) Southend-on-Sea and (ii) Essex. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information requested is not collected centrally. The Department and the Commission for Social Care Inspection collects information on the care population by client group and type of care home, but the data do not provide the level of detail requested by the hon. Member.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Government's expenditure was on residential care for (a) the elderly, (b) children and (c) disabled people in each of the last 10 years; and what factors underlay decisions on expenditure for each group. 
|(1) Data up to 1999-2000 include childrens homes and other residential costs.|
(2) Data from 2000-01 include childrens homes, secure accommodation (justice and welfare) and other childrens looked after services.
(3) Data include nursing care, residential care and supported and other accommodation.
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Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to the public purse was of hearings held by the Professional Conduct Committee of the General Chiropractic Council in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which public affairs firms were given contracts by (a) her Department and (b) public bodies sponsored by her Department in each of the last five years; and what the purpose was of each contract. 
Countrywide Porter Novellicommissioned by the Department in 2002 for PR and campaign extension services for the Get the Right Treatment campaigndesigned to inform the general public of which NHS services to access how best to do so.
Munro and Forsterhave been commissioned since 2002 by the Department for PR and campaign extension services for the social work and social care recruitment marketing campaigns.
Munro and Forsterhave been commissioned since launch in 2000 to manage consumer and national media PR activity for the 5 A DAY programme.
Munro and Forsterhave been commissioned by the Department since October 2003 for provision of PR services to promote awareness and understanding of the hepatitis C virus to health professionals and the general public.
Media Mogulscommissioned by the Department from 2001 to 2005to raise awareness of the risks of and how to prevent tuberculosis.
Fishburn Hedgescommissioned by the Department in 2002 on a continuous basis through the current financial year for PR and campaign extension services for the consumer-facing tobacco control campaign.
Fishburn Hedgescurrently commissioned by the Department (contract awarded in 2006) to run stakeholder and media relations to support the Smokefree legislation ban on smoking in all public places and workplaces in force by 1 July 2007.
Fishburn Hedgescommissioned by the Department from January 2004 to July 2004 to develop a communications strategy and material for Choice as part of the London Patient Choice Project.
Fishburn Hedgescommissioned by the Department from February 2005 to November 2005 to bring internal communications expertise to help research and develop a strategy for communicating system reform to NHS staff and to provide agency support to design and produce communications materials.
Fishburn Hedgeshave been commissioned since May 2003 by the Department for PR services on the drugs prevention campaign.
Good Relationscommissioned by the Department from early 2003 to late 2004 to provide media relations for the National Programme for information technology.
Mr. Newmark: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department spent on buying, operating and supporting (a) all commercial software products and (b) software products produced by Microsoft in each of the last three years. 
|(1) The Department changed its software supplier in September 2003 as part of its re-tendering of the outsource contract to run and support the Departments IT infrastructure. Figures for 2003-04 are readily available for only the final quarter of that financial year.|
All figures given are direct costs incurred from suppliers.
|Software licence renewal, including software supplier maintenance and support charges|
The Department has outsourced the operation and support of its information technology infrastructure, which includes the commercial software products used to provide services. It is not possible to identify separately the cost of operating this software from the overall cost of the service provided.
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The expenditure in the table covers software purchase, software licence purchase and software maintenance expenditure costs. All figures given are direct costs incurred from suppliers. No internal costs of supporting or operating the software products have been included as these are not readily available.
Where items have been classified as Microsoft this is where it is clear from the expenditure description that it is a Microsoft product. Where it is not clear what type of software this is, it has been classified as not Microsoft.
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