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Ms Rosie Winterton: Information on people accessing open access dental surgeries is not collected centrally. However, information on patients seen in the last 24 months in all dental primary care settings is available.
Numbers of patients seen in the previous 24 months ending 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December 2006 are available in Section Fl of Annex 3 of the National Health Service Dental Statistics for England Q3: 31 December 2006 report, and copies are available in the Library.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times her Department was found to have been in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The definition of found to have been in breach can be broad. Depending on their nature, breaches by Government Departments of the Data Protection Act 1998 can be dealt with by the Information Commissioner, the courts or by Departments at an informal local level. The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|External gateway reference numbers issued for the Department for calendar years 2000-06|
|The Department external gateway reference numbers issued|
|(1) For years 2000 and 2001: no figures available as the Departments external gateway was introduced in December 2001.|
(2) For years 2002 and 2003: the figures include all documents received by the Departments external gateway; and the way the data is captured does not allow reference numbers issued to arms length bodies, other Government Departments and external organisations to be excluded.
(3) The Departments external gateway database was introduced in August 2003 and the quality of data is much more robust for years 2004-06 and not comparable to pre-August 2003.
The table highlights the number of documents/communications approved for publication/issue to the national health service/social care and that received a departmental external gateway reference number. However, these figures do not represent actual documents/communications issued, as the publication of some could have been re-considered following approval.
In addition, the majority of approved documents/communications are not directly issued to the NHS/social care as individual communications. Instead, brief summaries of the document are communicated via weekly, monthly or quarterly bulletins, with web addresses where more detailed information can be found. In some instances, documents may be approved simply for publication on the Department website only.
No one in the NHS will receive all of these documents/communications. The vast majority are targeted to specific organisations. For example, some will go to ambulance trusts, some to primary care trusts, some to strategic health authorities and so on. The communications are then further targeted so that only the appropriate audience within those organisations receive the documents, for example, cancer leads, public health leads, mental health leads, chief executives, finance directors etc.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Ministers in her Department have visited India in the last 12 months; on how many occasions each Minister visited India; and what the length was of each visit. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Government publishes an annual list of Cabinet Ministers travel overseas costing over £500 along with the total cost of all ministerial travel. Information for 2005-06 was published on 24 July 2006 and is available in the Library. Information for 2006-07 will be published as soon as it is ready.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for which Government websites she is responsible; how many visitors each received in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the cost (a) was of establishing and (b) has been of maintaining each site. 
|1: The Department of Health website (www.dh.gov.uk)|
(b) the cost of maintaining the existing service in parallel in 2006-07 was £2,343,643. This includes the cost of contingency arrangements due to the late delivery of the new service, most of which will be recovered in compensation from the supplier.
|2. The NHS website (www.nhs.uk)|
Indeed, the Department has already shut down 27 websites and has plans in place to terminate 53 sites out of the 111 figure above. By the end of this project in 2011, all 111 sites will either be closed or migrated to DH.gov.uk, NHS.uk, NHS Direct, Directgov or Business Link.
The total estimated cost for these websites in 2006-07 was £699,134. This cost is approximate and cannot be broken down further. Some sites include campaign expenditure and start-up funding and therefore costs will be spread over a period of years.
|Other Department of health websites: Average monthly visits, 2006-07|
|(1) Peak figure when running campaigns.|
|Directorate||Number of individuals||Number of full time equivalents|
|(1) Headed by a Director rather than a Director General.|
(2) Includes Regional Public Health Groups.
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