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|Number of attendances at Type 1 A&E Departments, England|
| Source: Department of Health Dataset QMAE.|
|Emergency calls to ambulance services, England|
|Emergency incidents( 1) , England|
|(1) Calls resulting in an emergency response arriving at the scene of the incident. Source: The Information Centre for health and social care. Ambulance servicesEngland2006-07.|
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) consultants and (b) other staff worked in the NHS in the accident and emergency specialty in each year since 1997; and how many of each this represented per 1,000 patient attendances at (i) a type 1 accident and emergency department and (ii) all accident and emergency departments. 
Mr. Bradshaw: This information is shown in the following table. The data for 1,000 patient attendances for all accident and emergency departments have not been calculated as they include units that are not consultant led.
|Hospital and community health services (HCHS): medical and dental staff( 1,2) showing consultants, working within the accident and emergency specialty per 1,000 accident and emergency department patient attendancesEngland at 30 September each year|
|n/a = not applicable|
(1) Staff with their primary specialty being accident and emergency.
(2) Other staff includes, associate specialist, staff grade, registrar group, senior house officer, foundation year 2, house officer and foundation programme year 1, hospital practitioner/clinical assistant, other.
(3) Prior to Q1 2001-02, attendance data were collected annually for all A and E types. A and E attendances split down into A and E type were first collected in 2002-03 A and E attendances at all A and E types from Q1 2003-04 onwards include attendances at walk-in centres.
Annual patient attendance figures and not quarterly patient attendance figures have been used to calculate these ratios.
The Information Centre for Health and Social Care and The Department of health
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to monitor the possible health implications of the emission of PM2.5 particles from (a) incinerators and (b) other industrial processes. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Department does not monitor the possible health implications of the emission of PM2.5 particles from incinerators or industrial processes directly on an ongoing basis. This is not possible as any health effects of PM2.5 particles cannot be diagnosed as specific to PM2.5.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) currently monitors ambient concentrations of PM2.5 in a small number of locations around the United Kingdom. Monitoring has also taken place until recently at the steel works at Port Talbot. This data is available from the National Air Quality Information Archive website at www.airquality.co.uk
DEFRA does undertake more extensive monitoring of PM10 with which PM2.5 is closely correlated. PM10 is part of the Air Quality Information System. This system classifies air pollution concentrations according to the likely short-term effects on health.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of incidents requiring the attendance of an ambulance which were alcohol-related in 2006-07. 
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Governments policy is on the treatment of anorexia; and what research is being (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned by his Department. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: We take the issue of anorexia and other eating disorders, especially among young people, very seriously. This is why the Department asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to produce a clinical guideline on the core interventions in the treatment and management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related eating disorders. NICE published the guideline in 2004 and is due to review it in January 2008.
In the four years to the end of March 2007, we invested over £400 million of additional money into the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provided by the national health service and local authorities. These funds will assist in meeting and maintaining the Departments public service agreement standard of a comprehensive CAMHS, including services for young people with an eating disorder. Further funds totalling £130 million have been made available to the NHS and local authorities for the development of CAMHS in 2007-08.
The Department funds NHS research and development through the National Institute for Health Research. The Institutes research programmes support high quality research of relevance and in areas of high priority to patients and the NHS. This research currently includes a centrally funded trial evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of three treatments for young people with anorexia nervosa, and a project on the translation of experimental neuroscience into clinical practice in the treatment of the condition.
Over the last 10 years, the main part of the Departments total expenditure on health research has been devolved to and managed by NHS organisations. Details of individual NHS supported research projects including more than 200 projects concerned with anorexia are available on the national research register at www.nrr.nhs.uk.
The Department awarded £1.9 million to Professor Ulrike Schmidt, Professor of Eating Disorders at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) in February 2007. The grant to SLaM, in partnership with the eating disorders charity beat and the Institute of Psychiatry is designed to conduct research into the identification and treatment of anorexia.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost was of the care and treatment of the 53 attendees of the World Scout Jamboree in August who received treatment at Broomfield hospital, Chelmsford and were not eligible for free NHS treatment. 
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many instances of (a) abuse and (b) neglect of residents in residential care homes were (i) investigated and (ii) the subject of successful prosecution in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Government believe that care homes are only one of a range of options that should be available for supporting people with long-term care needs. The Government recognise that most people want to live in their own home for as long as possible. However, there will always be some people for who care in a care home will best suit their needs and wishes.
All care homes in England are regulated, registered and inspected by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). CSCI regulates homes according to statutory regulations and national minimum standard, which apply equally to all, from small, family-run homes to large facilities operated by corporate providers.
We appreciate that some residents will prefer the family atmosphere of a small home, while others will be more comfortable in a larger establishment. It is for service users to choose the type of home they would prefer to live in.
In September 2006 there were 366 community matrons, an increase of 99 or 37 per cent. since 2005. Based on recent discussions with a number of strategic health authorities we believe that the census may be an undercount, with community matrons most likely being recorded in the census within other occupational groups.
The Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit underspend is largely due to underspend/slippage by NHS bodies including Foundation Trusts, Connecting for Health and unallocated capital , e.g. in the Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) and due to the fact that a number of NHS organisations were in the process of financial recovery resulting in capital investment being delayed in some areas.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors have been (a) struck off and (b) stopped from making prescriptions for prescribing controlled drugs; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department does not collect this information centrally, and is not directly involved in the disciplining of individual doctors, or imposing conditions on their practice. Decisions about whether a doctor should be struck off the register, or have conditions imposed, are matters for the General Medical Council.
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