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Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on the impact of the renegotiation of the pharmaceutical price regulation scheme on research, development and innovation in the biopharmaceutical sector. 
Ann Keen: Since the publication of our White Paper Pharmacy in EnglandBuilding on strengths, delivering the future on 3 April 2008, the Department has received a number of representations on a range of issues, including the viability of independent pharmacies. We are actively seeking feedback on the White Paper generally and on key proposals for structural change, including through the series of public events currently being held across the country.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was for each quarter since 1 April 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: A return on the number and cost of press officers in the Department's Media Centre is published at the end of each financial year. Information for the financial year 2007-08 has not yet been audited.
|Cost of Media Centre staff, 1997-98 to 2006-07|
|Cost (£ million)|
Figures exclude social security and pension costs.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each year since 1996-97 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available. 
|Number of staff|
The Department has two executive agencies. The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency does not employ press officers, and media services are supplied by the Department's Media Centre. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has employed three press officers since it was set up in 2005-06.
Mr. Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each local authority area had their long-term care needs assessed as (a) low, (b) moderate, (c) substantial and (d) critical in each year since the Fair Access to Care Services criteria were introduced. 
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females in the Chelmsford local authority area were arrested for alcohol-related offences in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: The arrests collection undertaken by the Ministry of Justice provides data on persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences), by age group, gender, ethnicity, and main offence group, i.e. violence against the person, sexual offences, robbery, burglary, etc. More detailed data about specific offences do not form part of this collection.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written statement of 31 January 2008, Official Report, columns 29-30WS, on Security Industry Authority (entitlement to work in the UK), how many of those who have had licences revoked have also had national insurance numbers withdrawn. 
The current practice is for a NINO, once allocated, not to be cancelled except in specified circumstances. This is because a NINO, even if only used for a limited period, links an individual to their national insurance contribution record, not all of which may have been accrued whilst working illegally, and to any future legitimate right to contributory benefits.
Mr. Frank Field:
To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the
Answer of 25 April 2008, Official Report, columns 2289-92W on apprentices, to the hon. Member for Edmonton, how those apprenticeships in Wirral Local Authority area referred to breakdown by (a) sex of apprentice and (b) type of occupation in which the apprenticeship was offered; if he will publish the further information he has regarding Wirral; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: The information requested is provided in the following tables. I am glad our apprenticeships programme is helping so many young people in the Wirral and that the number of people completing an apprenticeship framework is increasing. In World-class Apprenticeship we outline how we will continue to expand the programme to ensure that all suitably qualified young people who want an apprenticeship will be able to do so from 2013.
|Number of apprenticeship framework completions for the 2002/03 and 2005/06 academic years for learners residing in Wirral local authority as recorded on the Learning and Skills Council Work Based Learning Individualised Learner Record|
|(1) Includes other minor sector bodies or where records are incomplete.|
LSC Work Based Learning Individualised Learner Record
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