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|Table 2: Prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults( 1) , by Government office region, 2002 - 06, England|
|2002||2003||2004||2005( 2)||2006||Weighted bases 2006||Unweighted sample 2006|
|(1) Aged 16 and over.|
(2) 2005 data include last quarter of 2004-05 data due to survey change from financial year to calendar year.
General Household Survey 2006. Office for National Statistics.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 883W, on Westminster Primary Care Trust: general practitioners, what the (a) names and (b) locations are of the GP practices with closed lists within the Westminster Primary Care Trust; how many patients each has; what the cost of each practice to the NHS was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
[holding answer 21 April 2008]: The Primary Care Access Survey data for November 2007 to January 2008 show that the two general practitioner
(GP) practices within Westminster Primary Care Trust (PCT) reported as having closed lists have list sizes of 2,942 patients and 3,704 patients. However, the data do not identify the names and locations of the practices. In addition, information about the cost of each practice to the national health service is not collected centrally. The hon. Member may therefore wish to raise these issues with the chief executive of Westminster PCT.
Under the contractual arrangements for primary medical services, GP practice lists are classed as either open or closed. PCTs will grant a GP practice closed list status only once both parties have made reasonable endeavours to keep the list open and the conclusion is reached that this is not possible.
The Department is currently exploring, as part of the NHS Next Stage Review being undertaken by the Under-Secretary of State Lord Darzi, whether further action is needed to ensure patients have more choice in the practice with which they register.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) employed,
(b) self-employed and (c) unemployed parents with care not claiming income support or jobseekers allowance received maintenance in each region in each quarter since January 1997. 
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of (a) employed, (b) self-employed and (c) unemployed parents with care not claiming income support or jobseekers allowance received maintenance in each region in each quarter since January 1997. 
The Agency does not record the employment status of parents with care as it is not relevant to the maintenance assessment, therefore the information you have requested is not available.
I am sorry I cannot be more helpful.
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what visits he made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester Central, (d) Scottish Exhibitional and Conference Centre, Glasgow, (e) Edinburgh International Conference Centre, (f) Bournemouth International Conference Centre, (g) the Brighton Centre, Brighton, (h) the Riviera Centre, Torquay, (i) Queen Elizabeth Centre, London, (j) Excel Conference Centre, Docklands, London, and (k) Business Design Centre, Islington, London, in the period 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2007; and what events he attended at each. 
|Conference Centres||Even t /N umber of visit s made||Date|
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unfilled job vacancies there were (a) nationally and (b) at York Jobcentre on (i) the most recent date for which figures are available and (ii) in the same month in each year since 2000. 
Mr. Timms [holding answer 25 February 2008]: Comprehensive estimates of all job vacancies, not just those notified to Jobcentre Plus, are available from the monthly Office for National Statistics Vacancy Survey since April 2001, based on a sample of 6,000 enterprises and are in the following table.
|Vacancies as shown in ONS Vacancy Survey, United Kingdom|
|(1) January 2008 data are provisional and subject to revision.|
1. Figures are seasonally adjusted.
2. Figures are based on a sample of some 6,000 enterprises.
3. Figures exclude agriculture, forestry and fishing industries.
4. The ONS survey is currently designed to provide national estimates only.
Office for National Statistics Vacancy Survey, monthly estimates.
Comparable information on unfilled vacancies at jobcentres over time is not currently available because of changes in Jobcentre Plus procedures for taking and handling vacancies. There are around 2,010(1) unfilled vacancies at York Stonebow House jobcentre with on average 1,970(2) new vacancies being notified each month. These opportunities represent just a part of total recruitment in the local economy.
(1) Average of unfilled vacancies over the last 12 months.
(2) Average of vacancies notified over the last 12 months.
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