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Addressing the impact of ADRs on public health is a key concern for the MHRA. A study funded by the MHRA and published in the British Medical Journal on 2 July 2004, was conducted in two large hospitals in Merseyside in order to ascertain the current burden of ADRs in the national health service. The results of the study showed that 6.5 per cent. of hospital admission related to an ADR.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make representations to the pharmaceutical industry to seek a reduction in the amount of packaging for prescriptions; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: Many medicines are supplied in manufacturers original packs to enable the efficient supply of the patient information leaflet which contains important information for the patient on the safe and effective use of the medicine. A constraint is placed on manufacturers not to use excessive packaging through the Packaging Waste Directive administered by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. This has both single market and environmental goals and new targets on recycling and recovery were established in 2004. Recycled materials are already being used for outer or secondary packaging such as cartons and the cartons themselves can be recycled once the patient has completed their course of medicine.
Mr. Bradshaw: The information is not available in the format requested. Information relating to Royal Lancaster Infirmary can only be collected at trust level, therefore, the information for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust has been set out in the following table.
1. First attendance
This indicates whether a patient is making a first attendance or a follow up attendance and whether the consultation was face-to-face or via telephone/telemedicine consultation. Out-patient data would only count a patients first attendance regardless of the number of subsequent attendances in relation to the same subject. In many out-patient attendances, a patient may be receiving advice, rather than any medical treatment as such. Additionally, the number of out-patient first attendances does not represent the number of patients receiving out-patient care, as a patient may attend more than one first out-patient appointment in the year.
2. Finished admission episodes (FAE)
A FAE is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
3. Accident and Emergency (A and E)
People may also have received medical treatment in A and E, however HES does not have this data.
4. HES data quality
HES are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. The Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.
5. Out-patient data quality
Out-patient HES data were collected for the first time in 2003-04. It is not mandatory to code procedures on outpatient records and therefore only around 2 per cent. of records have completed clinical codes. We have no reliable existing data source to validate this data against, as the Departments aggregate returns data has never collected clinical codes, and therefore it is not clear how representative it is.
6. Appointment count
This provides a count of the number of planned/booked appointments for out-patients.
7. Ungrossed data
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (ie the data are ungrossed).
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES); Out-patients, The Information Centre for health and social care.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many organisations in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley (i) applied for and (ii) received funds from each different funding programme from the Big Lottery Fund since its creation. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There have been 47 applications from applicants within the constituency of Bexleyheath and Crayford; of these, 17 received awards, 14 were rejected and 16 applications are currently in assessment.
Mr. Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which (a) regional central government organisations, (b) local government organisations and (c) regional offices of non-departmental public bodies in the west midlands include cultural policy within their responsibilities. 
The Government office for the west midlands
Arts Council England
Culture West Midlands
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
National Heritage Memorial Fund
Advantage West Midlands (AWM) does not have a direct cultural remit as such, but it does have tourism responsibility, while culture makes a significant contribution to economic development and regeneration. AWM is a NDPB of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
Big Lottery Fund
Screen West Midlands
Tourism West Midlands
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
The Nations and Regions Group
However, in the current financial year (2007-08) Sport England provided a grant of £317,066 to Sporting Equals, which champions race equality in sport, as well as funding the Football Foundation, the UKs largest sports charity, which supports anti-racism campaigns in football like Kick it Out and Show Racism the Red Card.
Both Sport England and UK Sport are working in partnership with SportScotland and the Sports Council for Northern Ireland to commission a research project into barriers to participation and the number of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual participants in sport. A total of £25,000 has been invested by partners in the research and producing a guidance resource for governing bodies.
Mr. Kemp: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what make and model of car (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were applied when making the decision in each case. 
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by his Department and its agencies on (a) alcohol and (b) entertaining in the last 12 month period for which information is available. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Expenditure on official hospitality is made in accordance with principles of government accounting and Treasury handbook on regularity and propriety, as well as the Department's internal guidance on hospitality.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by Senior Civil Service staff in his Department and its agencies in the last 12 month period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the sums to be paid by his Department in unoccupied property rates in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09. 
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the membership of the North West Cultural Consortium is; and what criteria were used to determine the Consortiums membership. 
Individuals are also appointed as company members to represent key organisations such as regional cultural agencies. Company members may attend and vote at annual general meetings of the company. A list of current company members is as follows.
Loyd Grossman O.B.E., F.S.A. (Chair): Entrepreneur and Broadcaster
Charles Lauder (Deputy Chair): Joint Director of Talawa Consulting and Talawa Film and Television
Amy de Joia: Executive Director of Development and Communications, National Museums Liverpool
Andrew Spinoza: Managing Director, SKV PR
Andy Farrall: Strategic Director Environment and Regeneration, Warrington Borough Council
Beatrice Fraenkel: Chair, RENEW North West
Bryan Gray M.B.E.: Chairman, North West Regional Development Agency and Liverpool Culture Company
Cecilia Wong: Executive Director, Centre for Urban Policy Studies, University of Manchester
Kate Willard: Consultant
Libby Raper: Chief Executive, Culture Northwest
Marc Etches: Director, Insight
Nadine Andrews: Freelance Consultant
Peter Fell: Director of Regional and Economic Affairs, University of Manchester
Sir Philip Craven, M.B.E.: President, International Paralympic Committee
Sue Woodward: Managing Director, ITV Granada
Alex Poots: Manchester International Festival
Alice Morrison: NW Vision and Media
Clare Connor: MLA NW
Culture Company: representative to be confirmed
David Fleming: National Museums Liverpool
Fran Toms: Manchester City Council
Henry Owen-John: English Heritage
John Devine: NW Churches Association
Lesa Dryburgh: NW Clore Fellow
Michael Eakin: Arts Council England NW
Michelle McNamee: Big Lottery Fund
Peter Mearns: North West Regional Development Agency
Rodney Hill: Wigan Culture and Leisure Trust, representing Chief Culture and Leisure Groups
Rt Rev Stephen Lowe: Bishop of Liverpool, representing Faith in regeneration
Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport: represented by Janet Matthewman, Government Office for the North West
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