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Care Homes: Inspections

Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) private, (b) public and (c) voluntary sector homes in (i) the London Borough of Bexley and (ii) Greater London were inspected by the Commission for Social Care Inspection in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [218398]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: We have been informed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that the number of care homes registered with and inspected by CSCI in London and Bexley during the years 2004 to 2008 were as shown in the following table.

Registered care homes in London and Bexley, 2004-08

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

London

Public(1)

140

144

137

131

121

Private

1,155

1,168

1,170

1,216

1,240

Voluntary

755

720

686

632

585

Other

4

3

28

40

45

Total

2,054

2,035

2,021

2,019

1,991

Bexley

Public(1)

0

0

0

0

0

Private

15

16

15

18

17

Voluntary

21

21

20

17

16

Other

0

0

0

1

3

Total

36

37

35

36

36

(1) Figures for publicly owned homes include those owned by the national health service and those owned by councils.
Notes:
1. Figures are calculated using registration details on a static cut of the CSCI registration and inspection database taken on 2 May 2008.
2. Figures are for 31 March of each year.
Source:
CSCI registration and inspection database, 2 May 2008.

Cervical Cancer: Vaccination

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons his Department selected Cervarix as the vaccine for cervical cancer protection. [219781]


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Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Members for Boston and Skegness (Mark Simmonds) and for Norwich, North (Dr. Gibson) on 2 July 2008 , Official Report, column 943W.

Cord Blood

Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) who has been consulted as part of his Department's review of the collection and use of cord blood; and if he will make a statement; [219358]

(2) when the findings of his Department's review of the collection and use of cord blood will be published. [219379]

Dawn Primarolo: The review on the collection and use of cord blood will report in the autumn and any findings will be published in due course.

As part of the review, an expert workshop was held on 28 May 2008. Participants included international cord blood experts, public and private cord blood banks, the royal colleges, regulatory agencies, research councils, charities and Government Departments. Further to this, a series of interviews and questionnaires have been completed by various individuals and organisations, both in the United Kingdom and internationally, who have an interest in this area.

Departmental Catering

Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) beef, (b) lamb, (c) pork and (d) dairy products used in his departmental headquarters were imported products in the most recent period for which figures are available. [166653]

Mr. Bradshaw: The requested information is given in the ‘Proportion of Domestically Produced Food used by Government Departments and also supplied to Hospitals and Prisons under contracts negotiated by the NHS Supply Chain and HM Prison Service’ report (published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), copies of which have already been placed in the Library.

Departmental Manpower

Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the change has been in the number of employees of (a) the NHS and (b) his Department and its agencies since July 2006. [217066]

Mr. Bradshaw: Between 30 September 2006 and 30 September 2007, there was a fall of 6,113 (-0.6 per cent.) in the total national health service work force (full-time equivalents) from 1,095,163 to 1,089,050.

The number of staff (full-time equivalents) in the Department and its agencies at the end of June 2006 (the nearest quarter to 1 July) and the end of March 2008 (the latest quarter for which information is available), and the change between the two dates, are presented in the following table.


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30 June 2006 31 March 2008 Change

Department

2,288.0

2,203.1

-84.9

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

758.9

865.3

106.4

NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

334.4

258.5

-75.9

Notes:
1. Numbers in MHRA have risen because of an increase in business associated with licensing applications.
2. Data for the Department are collected quarterly.
Source:
The Information Centre for health and social care: non-medical workforce census and medical census collected on 30 September each year.

Epilepsy: Drugs

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effects on people’s health of taking anti-epileptic drugs unnecessarily as a result of misdiagnosis. [219471]

Ann Keen: No assessment has been made of the effects on people’s health of taking anti-epileptic drugs unnecessarily as a result of misdiagnosis.

Fish

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much fish was procured by his Department and at what cost in each of the last five years, broken down by species; and what amount and value of such fish met the Marine Stewardship Council standard in each such year, broken down by species. [217884]

Mr. Bradshaw: Records of fish purchases made on behalf of the Department by its catering contractor are only available for the three years to 2008.

Where available, it is the first choice of our contractor to source seafood from Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries.

The breakdown of these purchases are shown in the following tables.


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Fish quantities and values
Type Portions Value (£)

2008

Cod

2,515

2,371

Cod—Fish Fingers

1,320

121

Cod—Fish Cakes

616

151

Hoki Fillets

630

486

Snapper

192

327

Haddock

1,548

1,271

Hake

50

49

Mackerel

396

233

Plaice

430

367

Salmon Fish Cakes

720

247

Salmon

560

505

Tuna

760

987

Sub total

9,737

2007

Cod

2,159

2,377

Cod—Fish Fingers

2,160

159

Cod—Fish Cakes

1,054

176

Hoki Fillets

180

130

Snapper

40

78

Haddock

1,517

1,334

Hake

480

168

Monk Fish Tails

40

46

Barracuda

74

74

Hoki Fillets

60

49

Lemon Sole

175

197

Pollack

330

169

Mackerel

72

39

Plaice

136

128

Salmon Fish Cakes

1,480

181

Salmon

667

1,451

Tuna

306

364

Sub total

10,930

2006

Cod

2,862

3,272

Cod—Fish Fingers

3,000

269

Cod—Fish Cakes

656

146

Hoki Fillets

30

21

Lemon Sole

110

98

Snapper

Haddock

1,742

1,351

Hake

Mackerel

90

51

Marlin

150

150

Plaice

498

537

Grouper

34

34

Salmon Fish Cakes

1,400

208

Salmon

640

636

Tilapia

162

145

Sole

240

212

Tuna

60

115

Trout

30

46

Sub total

11,704


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