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Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2007, Official Report, column 1448W, on dietary supplements: Channel Islands, (1) what meetings are planned between the Food Standards Agency and the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey to discuss implementation of the food supplements directive and the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation in the Channel Islands; 
(2) whether the Food Standards Agency plans to raise at future meetings with the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey the implementation of the food supplements directive and the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Food Standards Agency does not have any meetings planned to date with the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey to discuss implementation of the food supplements directive and the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation in the Channel Islands.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effects of independent sector treatment centres on the availability of junior doctor training posts. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department has made no such assessment. Training schedules for national health service staff in independent sector treatment centres (ISTCs) are agreed locally, subject to the meeting of accreditation standards. The number of junior doctor training posts available is based on local service requirements and future workforce planning needs in discussions with strategic health authorities, deaneries and trusts. When training is attached to activity, which is transferred from the NHS to a Wave 1 ISTC, junior doctors will complete the training in the ISTC.
All ISTCs in Wave 2 are required to provide training in up to 35 per cent. of clinical services that they provide for the NHS. This includes not only medical training, but also other clinical training such as nurse or Allied Health Professional training.
Ann Keen: The Medical Training Application Service project was subject to the normal business approvals process. MTAS costs fell within delegated departmental approval limits so no specific information was supplied to HM Treasury.
Peter Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which consultancy is involved in the processing of applications and appointments for hospital doctors training posts in the London Kent Survey and Sussex Unit of Application; when it was appointed; what the process of appointment was; and what the estimated cost of the work is. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on tackling (a) drug and (b) alcohol dependency in each London borough in each of the last 10 years. 
Dawn Primarolo: Since 2001, the Department and the Home Office have provided for drug treatment in the form of the pooled drug treatment budget (PTB). This funding is allocated to the 149 drug action teams across the country to use, along with local mainstream funding, to provide for treatment and services according to the specific needs of each locality. We do not have information on drug treatment spend prior to 2001.
It is for primary care trusts to determine the level of expenditure on alcohol services within their area in line
with local priorities. Information is not collected centrally on local spend; however the Alcohol Needs Assessment Research Project found that around £217 million was being spend on alcohol services during 2003-04. Funds from the PTB may be spent on alcohol services provided that adequate progress is being made on drugs priorities.
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