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John McDonnell: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many accidents resulting in injuries have occurred on the Parliamentary Estate in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
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To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many incidents there have been in which House of Commons security officers have been
injured in the course of their work in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and at which location each injury occurred. 
Nick Harvey: The number of reported incidents resulting in injuries to individuals, including police officers, who undertake security duties is set out as follows. Figures are not available for years before 2005.
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John McDonnell: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much the House authorities have paid in compensation for injuries occurring on the Parliamentary Estate in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will take steps to ensure that Parliamentary ICT staff provide support and services to all IT equipment and software on the parliamentary estate which is (a) purchased with parliamentary allowances and (b) used for parliamentary business; and if he will make a statement. 
Nick Harvey: The Commission has recently endorsed the recommendation of the Administration Committee that Parliamentary ICT (PICT) can only offer full support to centrally provided IT equipment, services and software, on both practical and economic grounds. PICT will be announcing two new services shortly that will allow those Members who use their equipment to connect directly to the internet from their Westminster office over broadband at their own expense or for free via wireless in one of the Wi Fi zones that are currently available across the estate. With the agreement of the Commission, PICT is considering the circumstances under which limited best endeavours support can be offered to Members own equipment that is used for parliamentary purposes.
Mr. Amess: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many security passes which give access to the Palace of Westminster and its associated buildings were issued in each of the last five years, broken down by category; and if he will make a statement. 
The change to the access and pass system meant that new passes were issued to all passholders during 2007. Instead of a misleadingly high figure for 2007, therefore, a figure is given for 2007-08 on the basis of the number of active passes on 13 March 2008.
The information by category is available but is in a format that related to the old pass categories, which no longer exist. Prior to 5 November 2007 there were over 90 categories of pass. With the introduction of the new access control system this number has been substantially reduced.
Mr. Amess: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many (a) males and (b) females, broken down by age group, had their Palace of Westminster pass (i) suspended and (ii) revoked in each year since 1997; and what the reason was in each case. 
Mr. Kilfoyle: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many members of the press lobby (a) have vehicle passes for the Palace of Westminster and (b) have had their lobby passes removed in the last 10 years. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission on which occasions (a) objects were thrown into the Chamber from the public gallery and (b) the public gallery was closed during a sitting of the House by order of the Speaker in each session since 1977-78. 
Nick Harvey: Police records only go back as far as 2001. There is one incident recorded which occurred on 21 February 2005. This relates to the Fathers 4 Justice demonstrators who threw purple powder at the Prime Minister during Prime Ministers Questions. Two persons were arrested and the House was suspended for a short time, including the closure of the public gallery. This is the only recorded closure of the public gallery by order of the Speaker.
Mr. Bradshaw: Primary care trusts are responsible for the provision of a high quality, integrated urgent care service that meets the needs of their local population. There are no national plans to open new urgent care centres.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 665W, on breastfeeding, how much was spent on the National Helpline in the 2007-08 financial year. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Since 2003, the Department initiated the development of the National Breastfeeding Helpline in collaboration with the voluntary sector. In 2007-08, the Department provided a total of £2,000 to meet the cost of rented lines.
Ann Keen: It is for individual primary care trusts (PCTs), including South East Essex PCT, within the national health service to develop locally the levels of service described in the National Service Framework for Long-term (Neurological) Conditions (the NSF). The NSF has a 10-year implementation programme from its publication in March 2005, with flexibility for organisations to set the pace of change locally to take account of differences in local priorities and needs. A copy of the NSF is available in the Library.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Responsibility for the provision of dental services lies with local primary care trusts (PCTs). Increasing the number of patients seen within national health service dental services is now a formal priority in the NHS operating framework for 2008-09 and we have supported this with a very substantial 11 per cent. uplift in overall allocations to PCTs from 1 April 2008. The net primary dental service allocation for North Lancashire PCT for 2008-09 is £7,015,000. Income from dental charges paid by patients will supplement this resource.
|(1) Annex A2 of departmental report. (2) Annex E of departmental report. (3) Annual financial returns of health authorities, strategic health authorities, primary care trusts 2000-01 to 2006-07. Note: NHS financial accounts report advertising as a single line so therefore it is not possible to identify media only spend.|
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