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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress she has made in establishing an expanding practice allowance, as referred to in paragraph 3.33 of her Departments White Paper of 30 January 2006, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say. 
Andy Burnham: As we explained in paragraph 3.33 of Our Health, Our Care, Our Say, we have asked NHS employers to consider the case for establishing an expanding practice allowance as part of the general practice contract framework. Progress on this has however been inhibited by the decision by the British Medical Association to withdraw from the negotiation about the contract framework for 2007-08.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2007, Official Report, column 1138W, on influenza, what estimate she has made of the total number of poultry workers in England who are eligible for receiving seasonal influenza vaccination under the relevant programme. 
Caroline Flint: All premises that keep 50 or more birds of designated poultry species are required to register on the Great Britain Poultry Register (GBPR). As of 5 January 2007, there were around 17,000 such premises registered employing around 61,000 poultry workers.
Further information about the number of poultry workers eligible for receiving seasonal influenza vaccination is contained in the departmental guidance on the implementation of a seasonal flu vaccination programme for poultry workers available at:
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to reduce the negative effects on (a) babies, (b) parents and (c) the NHS associated with pre-term birth. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Maternity Matters: Choice, access and continuity of care in a safe service published on 3 April sets out the Governments framework for services to provide safe, high quality maternity care. The priority for modern maternity services is to enable the whole pregnancy experience to be as safe and satisfying as possible for mother and baby and to support new parents to have a confident start to family life.
In line with the vision set out in the report of the Departments Expert Review Group on Neonatal Intensive Care, published in 2003, we have facilitated the development of 24 neonatal managed clinical networks to provide safe and effective services for mothers and babies. Since April 2003 over £70 million additional funding has been made available to support the development of these networks. This is in addition to the general increase in national health service funding, from which neonatal services can also benefit. Because of improvements in technology and the development of health care expertise, greater numbers of very small babies are being born alive and surviving. In the past many of these babies would have died just before or just after birth.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2007, Official Report, column 1748W, on NHS Direct, which organisations the NHS Direct NHS Trust pays for the provision of the NHS Direct service through Freeview; and how much she expects each such organisation to receive in the 2007-08 financial year. 
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the Food Standards Agencys nutrient profiling model; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 65W, on tobacco packs, when she plans to publish final proposals relating to the introduction of picture warnings on tobacco packs. 
The Department is still finalising proposals for the introduction of picture warnings on
tobacco packs. There is no date yet set to publish final proposals, but the Department expects this to be in the coming months.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth of 29 March 2007, Official Report, column 1797W, on transplant surgery, if she will break down the figures for those awaiting organ transplant in each year since 1997 by the type of organ they are waiting to receive.