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Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are employed in the NHS in (a) England and (b) West Sussex; and what percentage of each is employed in (i) management, (ii) administrative, (iii) scientific, (iv) research, (v) clinical medical, nursing and midwifery and (vi) other roles. 
|NHS staff in England and West Sussex( 1) by specified staff group, as at 30 September 2006|
|O f which:|
|(1) The figures for West Sussex are based on 2006 primary care trust and trust boundaries and consists of Brighton and Sussex university hospitals NHS trust, Queen Victoria hospital NHS trust, Royal West Sussex NHS trust, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS trust, Sussex Partnership NHS trust, Worthing and Southlands hospitals NHS trust, West Sussex PCT and South East Coast ambulance service NHS trust|
(2) Front line medical staff includes HCHS doctors, general medical practitioners, qualified nurses (including GP practice nurses), qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff and qualified ambulance staff
(3) Excludes medical hospital practitioners and medical clinical assistants, most of whom are GPs working part-time in hospitals
(4) General medical practitioners includes GP providers, GP others, GP retainers and GP registrars.
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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the provision of car parking facilities for NHS staff who (a) work at NHS sites and (b) visit people in their homes. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department has provided advice to the national health service, in Health Technical Memorandum 07-03 Transport management and car parking, about the provision of car parking through the development of transport management plans. A copy is available in the Library.
Specific arrangements for the provision of car parking facilities for NHS staff will ultimately be determined at local level; will be dependent on local authority planning approval; and will be dependent on the needs of staff, patients and visitors alike.
Dawn Primarolo: The information is not available in the format requested. The latest data on obesity prevalence is available from the 2005 Health Survey for England (HSE). Table 1 shows the prevalence of obesity among men and women aged 16 and over in England in 2005.
Data on prevalence of obesity is not available for Hampshire. However, from the HSE we can provide the percentages of obesity among adults, aged 16 and over, for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Health Authority, for the combined years 2002-04. This information is shown in table 2.
Information on obesity prevalence in Southampton is not available. However estimated prevalence of obesity among adults, aged 16 and over, along with associated confidence intervals are provided for the wards in the Southampton local authority (LA). These estimates, for the combined years 2000-02, are taken from the synthetic estimates of healthy lifestyle behaviours and are shown in table 3.
Data on the percentage of adults, aged 16 and over, who smoke are available from the 2005 general household survey. The data are not available for Hampshire, however they are available by Government office region (GOR). Data are provided on the percentage of adults who smoke in England and in the South East GOR, which incorporates Hampshire, in table 4.
Information for Southampton's smoking prevalence is not available. However, estimated prevalence of adult smokers aged 16 and over, along with associated confidence intervals are provided for the wards in the Southampton LA. These estimates are also taken from the Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours. These estimates are for the combined years 2000-02, and are shown in table 5.
|Table 1: Prevalence of obesity among adults, by gender, 2005( 1) , England|
|(1) Data are weighted for non-response. Source: Health Survey for England 2005updating of trend tables to include 2005 data. The Information Centre.|
|Table 2: Prevalence of obesity for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Health Authority (SHA), 2002-04( 1)|
|Obese( 2) (BMI over 30)||Unweighted base||Adjusted base( 2)|
|(1) Samples have not been weighted for non-response or selection. (2) Figures are adjusted so that each year is given an equal weight. Source: Health Survey for England 2002, 2003. The Department of Health. Health Survey for England 2004. The Information Centre.|
|Table 3: Estimated prevalence of obesity among adults, by ward in the Southampton local authority area, 2000-02|
|Southampton local authority||Estimated prevalence of obesity||95% lower confidence interval||95% upper confidence interval||Comparison of estimated prevalence for obesity with national estimate( 1)|
|(1) It should be noted that the scores for comparing the synthetic estimate to the national estimate relate to the data as follows: 1=CI significantly below NE, 2=overlapping, 3=CI significantly above NE. The national estimate is derived directly from the Health Surveys for England 2000-02 (with associated confidence intervals) and therefore is not a model-based estimate. Source: Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours at ward level, 2000-02. The Information Centre, Neighbourhood Statistics 2005.|
|Table 4: Prevalence of cigarette smoking in South East GOR and England, 2005( 1,2)|
|All adults||Weighted bases (000s)||Unweighted bases|
|(1) Among adults aged 16 and over. (2) 2005 data includes last quarter of 2004-05 data due to survey change from financial to calendar year. Source: General Household Survey 2005. Office for National Statistics.|
|Table 5: Estimated prevalence of smoking among adults, by ward in the Southampton local authority area, 2000-02|
|Southampton local authority||Estimated prevalence of smoking||95 per cent. lower confidence interval||95 per cent. upper confidence interval||Comparison of estimated prevalence of smoking with national estimate( 1)|
|(1) It should be noted that the scores for comparing the synthetic estimate to the national estimate relate to the data as follows: 1=CI significantly below NE, 2=overlapping, 3=CI significantly above NE. The national estimate is derived directly from the Health Surveys for England 2000-02 (with associated confidence intervals) and therefore is not a model-based estimate. Source: Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours at ward level, 2000-02, The Information Centre, Neighbourhood Statistics 2007.|
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