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North West London Hospitals NHS Trust (Northwick Park Hospital)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust
Queen Marys Sidcup NHS Trust
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust
St. Marys NHS Trust
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Guys and St. Thomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department has taken to ensure a comprehensive acute (a) stroke service and (b)
recovery service in Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust area. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: This is a local issue. NHS London is working to improve stroke care in London, and this is one of the issues being dealt with by the long-term strategy for London being led by Professor Sir Ara Darzi. The Royal Colleges National Stroke Guidelines are for a scan to be provided within 24 hours (and within three hours where a thrombolysis service is provided).
Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) brain scanners and (b) specialist radiologists are available in Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust for the diagnosis of acute stroke within three hours of the onset of symptoms. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: NHS London has advised that the majority of Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust (PCT) patients are treated at St. Georges Hospital and St. Helier Hospital, which also provide services for other PCTs. St. Helier has one CT scanner, one MRI scanner and 10 radiologists. St. Georges has three CT scanners, and most of the reporting is carried out by five neuro-radiologists.
Ms Rosie Winterton: Information is not collected in the format requested. The following table shows the number of all diagnoses count of finished consultant episodes with Sutton and Merton PCT as primary care trusts of residence for strokes (which covers the Wimbledon area).
|PCT description||Finished consultant episodes (FCE)|
All Diagnoses count of episodes
These figures represent a count of all FCEs where the diagnosis was mentioned in any of the 14 (7 prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in a HES record.
An FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that the figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year.
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many surgeons in the London Deanery are involved in shortlisting of general surgery candidates for specialist training grades 1-3 within the medical training application service; how many applications are to be considered; how many pages have been
photocopied in the process undertaken so far; how many hours of work are estimated to be needed to score each 100 complete forms; and how the required trained assessors will be trained and assessed themselves. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: It is for primary care trusts in partnership with local stakeholders to commission services in order to meet local needs. This process provides the means for addressing local needs within the health community including the provision of voice therapy on the basis of assessed clinical need.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost was of the poppy eradication programmes undertaken in Afghanistan by the UK in each year since 2001. 
|Financial year||Total Afghan counter narcotics spend||Eradication|
|(1 )The published figure for 2005-06 was given as £92.8 million in the written answer on 2 November 2006.|
This was adjusted downwards in 2007, when full information on actual, as opposed to projected, spend became available.
Mr. McCartney: We have repeatedly condemned the continuing detention of Aung San Suu Kyi. Most recently, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister issued a statement on 19 June marking her 62nd birthday and calling again on the Burmese Government to end her detention under house arrest,
With the UN and other key partners, we will continue to press for an open and inclusive political process in Burma and an improvement in the human rights situation. The release of Aung San Suu Kyi is central to both objectives.
We shall continue to raise our concerns about all human rights abuses, including the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, with the Burmese Government. On 28 May, I met the Burmese Foreign Minister at the Asia/Europe Foreign Ministers meeting in Hamburg, and called again for the Burmese Government to release Aung San Suu Kyi. The Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Chair Statement, endorsed by all ASEM members, also called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and urged the Burmese Government to remain constructively engaged with the Association of South East Asian Nations, the UN and the international community.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many civilians in (a) Bosnia and (b) Kosovo have been reported as showing signs of depleted uranium contamination during the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement; 
The Ministry of Defence carried out depleted uranium environmental monitoring surveys in Kosovo in 2001 and in Bosnia in 2002, Only limited and localised depleted uranium contamination was detected and the reports concluded that there is no foreseeable way in which this could present a radioactive or toxic risk for the environment or human health. These findings are in line with those of the UN
environment programme's reports on the Balkans, and, under World Health Organisation recommendations, do not indicate a need for systematic monitoring of the civilian population.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people in her Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement on her Departments policy on home working. 
All Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff are entitled to apply to work flexibly. The Permanent Under-Secretary is fully committed to promoting flexible working across the Department, both at home and overseas, and has recently appointed a member of the FCO Board as the FCOs first champion for flexible working. A growing number of staff at all levels, including senior managers, are working flexibly whether part-time, job sharing, working compressed hours or from home. New technology is being introduced to enable staff to work away from the office. Information on flexible working is available on the FCO intranet and a flexible working network has been established to offer support and guidance to staff working flexibly and those managing flexible workers. The FCO is a member of the working families organisation.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent full-time contracts of employment in her Department in each of the last three years were (i) male, (ii) female, (iii) registered disabled and (iv) aged 55 years or over. 
The FCO does not hold readily accessible data on contracts of employment granted to those aged 55 and over, separated into temporary part-time, temporary fall-time, permanent part-time and permanent full-time. Collating this information would incur disproportionate cost. However, the following figures are available for all contract-types combined issued to those aged 55 and over in each of the last three years:
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