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Caroline Flint: The overall cost to the Department's Keep Warm, Keep Well campaign in 2006-07 was around £500,000. The campaign materials were provided freely to the national health service and other stakeholders for use in their own winter warmth activities with vulnerable people.
No such ratios have been recommended. The birth to midwife ratio varies throughout the country and is dependent on a range of factors including the model of care, the care setting
and the skill mix of the work force. Local organisations should identify an appropriate ratio based on the needs of their local population. Work force planning tools are in place to support this locally.
Andy Burnham: This is a matter for the Chair of Royal Devon and Exeter NHS foundation trust. We have written to Ms Angela Ballatti informing her of the hon. Members inquiry. She will reply shortly and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has assessed the impact of standardising medical education across Europe on medical training standards and patient care in the UK. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The General Medical Council, which has the statutory responsibility for standards of undergraduate medical education, is considering the implications of the proposals outlined in the Bologna process for the creation of a European higher education area.
Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 24 April, on nurses pay and mental health services in Worcestershire. 
Caroline Flint: National health service trusts do not normally receive funding from the Department, but receive income from the provision of services from commissioners, principally from primary care trusts.
|Total income||£ 000|
|(1 )Sandwell Mental Health NHS and Social Care Trust was established on 1 April 2003. The Black Country Mental Health NHS Trust was the predecessor Trust.|
Audited summarisation schedules of the named NHS trusts 2001-02 to 2005-06.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many methadone prescriptions were dispensed in the community in each year since 1997; and what the net ingredient cost was of those drugs in each year. 
|Items dispensed ( Thousand )||Net ingredient cost (£000)|
| Source: Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) system|
Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department collects data on the death or injury of third parties as a result of ingesting methadone provided to an addict as a drug substitute. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: We are supporting independent midwives to find a method to access indemnity cover, which is clearly in the public's best interests. We have been working with the Independent Midwives Association and other independent midwives since 2004. The Chief Nursing Officer is meeting with key stakeholders to explore what options are available to assist independent midwives. This process is continuing.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the population was provided with
the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in England in each year since 1997; what the recommended percentage provision of MMR vaccine was in each such year; and what percentage of the relevant population was provided with the MMR vaccine in each primary care trust in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Andy Burnham: The total number of staff and public membership of the 32 national health service foundation trusts in existence during 2005-06 is available in the following table. The table is taken from Monitors Review and Consolidated Accounts of NHS Foundation Trusts 2005-06, which is available from their website at:
There are now 65 foundation trusts. I am advised by the Chairman of Monitor (whose statutory name is the Independent Regulator of NHS foundation trusts) that all foundation trusts must include details of membership figures when they submit their annual plans to Monitor on 31 May 2007. This information will be included in Monitors report of the consolidated accounts of foundation trusts for 2006-07, which Monitor will publish this autumn. Monitor is under a duty to lay their report before Parliament and send a copy to the Secretary of State.
|Membership of NHS foundation trusts 2005-06|
|Total membership as at 31 March||Of which:|
|NHS f oundation t rust||2005||2006||Public( 1)||Staff||Patient|
|(1 )For a number of NHS foundation trusts, this column shows public and patient figures combined.|
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