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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of pregnant women did not seek maternity care until they were five months or more pregnant in each of the last five financial years for which figures are available, broken down by primary care trust. 
However in our publication, Maternity Matters: Choice, Access and Continuity of Care in a Safe Service, we estimated that around 16 per cent. of all pregnant women, including many under 18 years of age, delay seeking maternity care until they are five months or more pregnant. A copy of the document is available in the Library.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his Answer of Monday 28 January 2008, Official Report, column 110W, on Members:
correspondence, when he expects to substantively respond to the letter from the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham, dated 17 July 2007, to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care Services requesting a meeting to discuss the charging regime for multiple sclerosis treatment centres. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 724W, on Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: finance, following the publication of the NHS Operating Framework for 2008-09, if he will place a copy of the report on the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in the Library. 
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes there were at (a) Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and (b) Cheltenham General Hospital in each year since 1992. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Information is not held in the format requested. Information is collected about finished consultant episodes (FCEs) at national health service trust level, rather than individual hospital level. Gloucestershire Royal hospital and Cheltenham general hospital are part of Gloucestershire hospitals NHS foundation trust.
The following table shows numbers of FCEs at Gloucestershire hospitals NHS foundation trust for 2002-03 to 2006-07. Prior to 2002-03, there were a number of complex trust mergers, meaning that the data are too inconsistent to use.
|FCEs at Gloucestershire hospitals NHS foundation trust for 2002-03 to 2006-07, NHS hospitals in England and activity performed in the independent sector in England commissioned by English NHS|
|Year (of end of period of care in patient's hospital stay)||FCEs|
| Notes: 1. A FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year. 2. Assessing growth through time. HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. During the years that these records have been collected by the NHS there have been ongoing improvements in quality and coverage. These improvements in information submitted by the NHS have been particularly marked in the earlier years and need to be borne in mind when analysing time series. Changes in NHS practice also need to be borne in mind when analysing time series. For example, a number of procedures may now be undertaken in out-patient settings and may no longer be accounted in the HES data. This may account for any reductions in activity over time. 3. Data Quality. HES are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts 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. 4. Ungrossed Data. Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed). Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care.|
Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) discussions he has had and (b) representations he has received on streamlining the IRI form to ensure all NHS employees are able to document all incidents in hospitals. 
Ann Keen: The Department has had no discussions, and is unaware of receiving any representations, about streamlining the IRI form, the name many national health service organisations give to their locally produced incident report form. NHS staff and service providers are also encouraged to share these reports of patient safety incidents with the National Patient Safety Agency using the National Reporting and Learning System.
Dawn Primarolo: General practitioners are able to prescribe any licensed medicine on the national health service unless it is listed in schedules 1 or 2 of the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of Drugs etc.) Regulations 2004.
The national health service is intended first and foremost for the benefit of people living in the United Kingdom. Free NHS treatment is based on residence in the UK, not on nationality, the payment of UK taxes or national insurance contributions.
Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department has received on heart-health testing for employees in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann Keen: The Prime Minister announced on 7 January that the Department would bring forward proposals for a risk assessment programme within the national health service to assess the population for the risk of vascular diseases. Heart health testing is not currently available in the work place, although private occupational health providers can buy this in for their employees. We are not aware of any representations on this subject in the last 12 months.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many organ donors were registered in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the
North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. 
|Number joining the National Health Service Organ Donor Register from Jarrow, South Tyneside, North East England and all England, 1997-2007, by year|
|(1) Parliamentary constituency.|
(2 )Council area.
(3 )Postcodes DH, DL, NE, SR, TS, TD15
For administrative reasons, the data for 1998-2000 is not available for each year separately so the yearly average is given.
|Deceased organ donors from hospitals in South Tyneside, North East England and all England, 1997-2007 by year|
|(1) donating hospitals in: Darlington, Durham, Bishop Auckland, Hexham, Ashington, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Shields, South Shields and Sunderland.|
There are no donating hospitals (i.e. with ICU/HDU) in the Jarrow constituency
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescription penalty notices were issued in each financial year since 1997-98 for which figures are available; and how much was collected each year in penalty charges. 
From April 2005, these functions were devolved to primary care trusts with the CFSMS providing a central support process to facilitate verification checks. Detailed information on recoveries since April 2005 is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
|Penalties issued||Original prescription charge (£)||Penalties and surcharges (£)|
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