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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what advice the Government have sought from the Health Protection Agency in relation to the Stakeholder
Advisory Group on extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) report; and how the Government's decision-making process on precautionary measures to prevent public exposure to EMFs will take account of this report; 
(3) what account she takes of public opinion in determining suitable precautionary measures on power frequency electric and magnetic fields (EMFs); and what mechanism she plans to put in place to assess public opinion on the issues raised by the recently published Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields report on precautionary approaches to power frequency EMFs; and if she will make a statement.
Caroline Flint: The recently published report from the Stakeholder Advisory Group on extremely low frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields (EMF), known as the SAGE report, is currently under consideration by the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Government have asked HPA for advice concerning the reports recommendations. Government will consider the HPAs advice and, should any further measures be considered as part of a precautionary approach, would consult stakeholders as part of the process. A copy of the SAGE report has been placed in the Library.
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many first responders were available for call outs within (a) Cirencester and (b) the Cotswolds in each of the last five years; how many are currently available; and how many she expects to be available by the end of 2007; 
(2) how many ambulances were available for call outs at peak times in (a) Cirencester and (b) the Cotswolds in each of the last five years; how many are currently available; and how many she expects to be available by the end of 2007. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2007, Official Report, column 652W, on general practitioners, what remit her Department was given by HM Treasury for the negotiation of the contract following the discussions; 
Andy Burnham: Treasury Ministers and officials have frequent discussions with their counterparts at the Department as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with the previous Administration, it is not the Governments practice to provide details of all such discussions.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) of 6 June 2007, Official Report, column 571W, on general practitioners, (1) what internal mechanism her Department established for considering and informing progress on the contract negotiations; 
Our regular discussions with NHS Confederation, now NHS Employers, include representatives from the four health departments and any executive agencies as needed, e.g. Officials from the Information Centre.
Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications have been received for ST1-4 medical positions by the Medical Training Application Service in the last 12 months; and how many posts were available. 
Miss Kirkbride: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many applicants are in the process of applying for posts via Modernising Medical Careers; how many posts are available; and how many such posts in the 2007 round are for (a) specialist training and (b) fixed-term specialist training appointments; 
Ms Rosie Winterton:
The information requested is shown in the following tables and is correct as taken
from a survey of English deaneries on the 14 June. However, the numbers will change regularly as additional posts are confirmed during the 2007 recruitment process.
|Posts on MTAS 19 April|
|Run-through||FTSTA||Academic||Total||Round 1 posts not on MTAS added after 19 April( 1)||Estimated GP posts filled outside MTAS||New run-through programmes in round 2||Estimated new FTSTAs and GP posts in round 2( 1)||Overall total of training posts in 2007( 2)|
|(1) Taken from a survey of English deaneries on 14 June. Figure only includes the posts in England and not those in the devolved Administrations because the survey only covered English deaneries. We expect there to be additional new posts in the devolved Administrations.|
(2) As set out in footnote 1, the UK total does not include the new round 2 posts in the devolved Administrations.
Across the UK, 34,389 candidates submitted applications on MTAS during the first recruitment round and made 127,948 applications. Of these, 32,600(4) applicants made at least one eligible application and a total of 118,600(3) eligible applications are recorded on the MTAS system. Of the eligible applicants, 29,600(3) were already working in training or non-training posts in the NHS.
|Numbers updated by English Deanery Survey 14 June|
|Round 1 posts (including those added after 19 April)||Additional round 2 run-through programmes||Estimated new posts in round 2 (including FTSTAs held back)||Overall total|
|(3) This figure is an estimate derived by inference from the data provided by applicants on the MTAS system.|
(4) Trent and the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland deaneries have since combined into a single East Midlands deanery. The additional round 2 run-through programmes for East Midlands have been entered in the Trent UoA row.
(5) We do not have any additional information to that on MTAS 19 April. We expect there to be additional new posts in the devolved Administrations.
Number of posts by level as at 19 April on MTAS is shown in the following table (not including GP posts filled outside MTAS, extra round 1 posts added since 19 April, or extra round 2 posts as these cannot be broken down by level).
England figures exclude the devolved Administration deaneries and Defence Medical Services.
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