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April 2006 to October 2006
November 2006 to March 2007
Dawn Primarolo: The Talk to Frank helpline is run as part of a pooled service that includes Know the Score, Drinkline, Sexual Health Line and Hepatitis C Information Line. This allows for a more efficient and cost effective model that shares costs across the helplines. The overall cost for the pooled service in 2006-07 was £1.45 million. Due to the shared nature of this service, it is impossible to give completely accurate cost for the Talk to Frank helpline alone. But based upon the split in number of calls, we estimate that the Talk to Frank helpline service would cost roughly £800,000 of the £1.5 million.
Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of (a) the number of problematic drug users (PDUs) in each county area in 2004-05 and (b) the percentage of PDUs not in treatment who require it. 
Dawn Primarolo: In 2005-06, the last year for which there is data available a total of 5,617 clients undertook residential rehabilitation in relation to drug misuse. This compares with a 2004-05 figure of 4,992.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 June 2007, Official Report, column 568W, on eating disorders: children, if he will break down the numbers of finished consultant episodes in each year from 1996-97 to 2005-06 by (a) region and (b) primary care trust. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information is not available in the format requested. Information at the primary care trust level could only be provided at the risk of breaching patient confidentiality. Tables have been placed in the Library which give the number of finished consultant episodes by region (pre-1998-99 national health service regional boundary change) when the primary diagnosis was related to an eating disorder.
Dawn Primarolo: The information is not available in the format requested. Data on childhood physical activity are not available for 2007. Data on physical activity among children are collected in the Health Survey for England (HSE), but not in every year. We can provide data on the level of physical activity undertaken outside of school by boys and girls aged two-10 and boys and girls aged 11-15 for 1997 and 2002. Data are published in Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England, 2006, produced by The Information Centre for health and social care (The IC) at:
In addition, data are available on participation in physical education (PE) and school sport from the School Sport survey. These are also published in Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England, 2006. The data were collected from 16,882 schools that are within school sport partnerships in England. The latest survey results show that in 2005-06 80 per cent. of pupils in school years one to 11 (mainly aged five to 15-years) in partnership schools participated in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport in a typical week. These school sport partnerships were set up in a number of phases starting September 2000 and so there are no data available for 1997.
|Table 1: Childrens summary physical activity levels( 1, 2, 3) ,1997 and 2002England|
|(1 )High = 60 minutes or more on all seven days; Medium = 30-59 minutes on all seven days; Low = Lower level of activity|
(2) Only activities that lasted 15 minutes and over were included.
(3) It was assumed that all walking and housework/gardening sessions in 2002 lasted 15 minutes. This was necessary in order to make 2002 and 1997 data comparable as there was no duration question for walking and housework/gardening in 1997.
(4) Based on the assumption that all activity was of at least moderate intensity, this group represents those who met the physical activity recommendations for at least an hour of at least moderate-intensity activity a day.
Health Survey for England, 2002. The Department of Health
The Department only currently collects aggregate data from family planning clinics at primary care trust (PCT) and national health service trust level. As such we cannot identify data on numbers of individual clinics (of which there are many) within these organisations.
Dawn Primarolo: Family planning services are funded through revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs). It is for PCTs to determine how to use the funding allocated to them to commission services, including contraceptive services, to meet the health care needs of their local populations.
We have no plans to audit how Choosing Health funding allocated to PCTs to improve sexual health, including access to contraception, was spent. The national health service must be free to make its own local spending decisions and we do not believe it is necessary to increase the burden on the NHS by collecting and monitoring details of their expenditure.
Rather we are interested in the real outcomes from local investment, and this is why we have introduced sexual health into the local delivery planning process and have identified this area as a key priority. This will enable us to see where real improvements are being delivered in areas such as waiting times and rates of infections.
Dawn Primarolo: Food labelling legislation is largely harmonised within the European Union. The European Commission is currently conducting a review of food labelling legislation, and is expected to publish a draft proposal for a new regulation by the end of the year.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what choices of provider are available for those referred for assessment, counselling and treatment for gender dysphoria and related gender role anxieties and conditions; whether the national waiting list targets apply to such referrals; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The main national health service centre providing specialist care for gender dysphoria and related gender role anxieties and conditions for adults in England is at Charing Cross hospital in London. There are smaller services in Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle and Bristol.
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