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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the standard charge for residential care home accommodation provided by (a) local authorities and (b) independent providers is in each local authority area. 
Ann Keen: Women invited to participate in the national health service cervical screening programme need to understand the potential benefits and harms in doing so and to be able to make an informed choice about whether or not they wish to take part in the programme.
This is why all eligible women receive a national information leaflet on cervical screening, Cervical Screening - The Facts. This leaflet is included with each screening invitation and contains comprehensive and understandable information about cervical screening. It can be viewed at:
The Cancer Reform Strategy noted concerns about the fall in the number of young women taking up their invitation to be screened. That is why the NHS cancer screening programme have commissioned the Improvement Foundation to undertake work at a local level targeting this age group. The lessons learned from
this work, due in 2009, will be shared with strategic health authorities and local screening programmes to develop best practice.
The NHS cancer screening programme's press office is developing an information pack to be issued to all local screening programmes and also developing a public relations strategy, including articles in appropriate media publications, posters etc. In addition, Cancer Research UK have commissioned research on this issue, which we will monitor closely and will share the findings.
Continued local action in this area is also essential and we will continue to monitor levels of cervical screening coverage through the Office for National Statistics/Information Centre for health and social care annual cervical screening statistical bulletin.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses, (b) midwives and (c) doctors were working in the NHS in (i) Chesterfield primary care trust and (ii) Derbyshire county primary care trust in each year since 1997. 
Ann Keen: The information is not available in the format requested. However, the number of staff working within Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust(1) (PCTs) in each year from 2002-2006 is shown in the following table.
(1) In 2006 Derbyshire PCT was formed from a complete merger of Amber Valley PCT, Chesterfield PCT, Derbyshire Dales and South Derbyshire PCT, Erewash PCT, High Peak and Dales PCT and North Eastern Derbyshire PCT. Figures prior to 2006 are an aggregate of these predecessor organisations. The Midwives for the areas covered by these PCTs are all employed by the Chesterfield Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
|As at 30 September each year|
|(1) Excludes medical hospital practitioners and medical clinical assistants, most of whom are GPs working part time in hospitals. (2) General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes GP providers and GP Others. (3) More accurate validation processes in 2006 have resulted in the identification and removal of 9,858 duplicate non-medical staff records out of the total workforce figure of 1.3 million in 2006. Earlier years' figures could not be accurately validated in this way and so will be slightly inflated. The level of inflation in earlier years' figures is estimated to be less than 1 per cent. of total across all non-medical staff groups for headcount figures (and negligible for full time equivalents). This should be taken into consideration. Source: The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental, Non-Medical and general and personal medical services Workforce Census.|
David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born in NHS hospitals in England in each month since 1997, broken down by (a) gestation period in which they were born and (b) birth weight. 
|Live births by birth weight and gestational age at birth, England and Wales, 2005|
|Birth weight (grams)|
|Gestational age (weeks)||All||Under 1,000||1,000-1,499||1,500-2,499||2,500 and over||Not stated|
Office for National Statistics
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the advice issued by the British Association for the study of community dentistry advising dentists to classify teeth showing signs of moderate to severe fluorosis as sound. 
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