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Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of NHS services available for patients with (a) epilepsy and (b) multiple sclerosis. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of attenders at genito-urinary medicine (GUM) clinics was recorded as not having been given an appointment within two weeks in each audit of GUM clinic waiting times undertaken by the Health Protection Agency up to and including the February 2007 audit. 
|Audit||Number seen in 14 or more days||Total seen||Percentage seen 14 or more days|
1. The table gives the data for two weeks or more, rather than more than two weeks, as these are the data that are available.
2. The audit is based on quarterly one-week samples of new and rebooked attendees (a rebook attendee is defined for this audit as someone who has not been into the clinic for six weeks or more) who self complete a standard brief questionnaire.
3. All tables exclude responses that do not include a valid answer to the waiting time question (Q6 in February 2007 and Q5 in previous audits). From May 2006, responses that do not include a valid appointment day are also excluded.
4. See full methodology for details: www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/hiv_and_sti/epidemiology/Waiting_times_Introduction_Method_Feb2007.pdf
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department undertook between 1980 and 1990 into (a) haemophilia and (b) haemophilia linked to HIV; and what the (i) date and (ii) aims were of each project. 
Caroline Flint: The Department's principal funding for and expenditure on research and development in the years from 1980 to 1990 was undertaken on a regional basis and the information needed to answer the hon. Member's question is not held centrally. The information that is available gives no indication that research in the areas in question was centrally commissioned during that time.
The Medical Research Councils (MRC) report AIDS Research 1990 gives an account of a body of MRC-funded research that includes projects concerned with haemophilia and AIDS. A copy of the report is available in the Library.
Caroline Flint: The Haemophilia Society has received core funding under the Section 64 General Scheme of Grants for a number of years. We have not withdrawn Section 64 funding. In line with the criteria for the Section 64 scheme we recently informed the Haemophilia Society that we will be reducing their funding and provided an explanation for the reduction in funding well in advance to allow them to plan for this change.
Andy Burnham: There are currently six Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) schemes within the NHS West Midlands strategic health authority area. The Department of Health is able to confirm that one of these schemes is located in the North Staffordshire primary care trust (PCT) area. However, there are no current LIFT schemes in the South Staffordshire PCT area, which includes Tamworth.
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|(1 )The term planned = all of the planned centres that the Department is aware of, which are prior to financial close and construction.|
|Number of diagnosed HIV-infected individuals resident in London local authorities, 2001-05|
Survey of Prevalent HIV Infections Diagnosed (SOPHID), 2001-05. SOPHID collects residential and epidemiological information on individuals accessing HIV care within a calendar year in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. All figures exclude infants born to HIV-infected women in the survey year but who were uninfected or whose infection status was indeterminate. At least 98 per cent. of indeterminate infants will subsequently be confirmed as uninfected.
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