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Mr. Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many circumcisions were funded by the NHS in each primary care trust in each year since 1997, broken down by age; and what the average cost to the NHS was of a circumcision in each year, broken down by age group. 
Caroline Flint: This information is not collected centrally. We can provide the following information from the annual NHS reference costs, which show the unit costs of national health service treatments and procedures. Circumcision falls in the category of penis, minor open procedure.
|Penis minor open procedure > 69 or w cc complications||Penis minor open procedure <70 w/o cc complications|
|Total finished consultant episodes||National average (£)||Total finished consultant episodes||National average (£)|
|N30.3 Operations on prepuce circumcision|
|Finished consultant episodes||Mean age||Age 0-14||Age 15-59||Age 60-74||Age75+|
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. member for Falmouth and Camborne of 24 April 2007, Official Report, column 777, on cost shunting, how she plans to ensure that such proposals are delivered (a) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and (b) throughout the country. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The national health service and social services have a duty to work in partnership to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Local area agreements have been about new ways of joint working, service reconfiguration and redesign, improving the efficiency and targeting of resources and all local partners continuing to work together to deliver health and wellbeing improvements.
Local partnerships across the country, including those in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, can use pooled budgets, under section 31 of the Health Act 1999, to deliver seamless services and develop close co-operative working. Rightly, the development of such partnerships is left to the discretion of local service providers. The latest figures show that there are 497 such partnerships operating across the country.
Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 April 2007, Official Report, column 655W, on Departments: Ministers private offices, if she will place in the Library a copy of the (a) job description and (b) person specification for the post of Diary Secretary in her private office. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr. Hayes) of 23 March 2007, Official Report, column 1192W, on the Departments risk register, if she will place in the Library past copies of the risk register. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: As indicated in the previous answer copies of the risk register will not be placed in the Library, as publishing current or past risk registers would inhibit the free and frank exchange of views about significant risks and their management, and inhibit the provision of advice to Ministers.
I am advised that investigations into bio-security failings are not within the Food Standards Agencys remit. However, the Agencys Meat Hygiene
Service enforces requirements for handling of food waste at approved slaughterhouses and cutting plants on behalf of both the Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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