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Jim Fitzpatrick: The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 permit the voluntary display of the GB Euro symbol on number plates. These Regulations would not permit without amendment the Union Flag or other national identifiers.
Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects Network Rail to end disruption to train journeys from London Euston to Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester at weekends during the modernisation of the West Coast Main Line. 
Paul Clark: Network Rail has advised that the seven day railway will start with the new timetable in December. However, after the modernisation programme has finished, there will still be a continuing need to maintain and renew assets. This will take place late on Saturday evenings, on Sunday mornings and on Bank Holiday weekends.
Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects rail journey times from London Euston to Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester on (a) Saturdays and (b) Sundays to run as frequently as the weekday service. 
Paul Clark: The weekday off-peak service pattern and journey times from Euston to Stoke and Manchester will apply to Saturdays, and from 12.00 on Sundays, when the new timetable commences in December.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people treated for breast cancer also received psychological and emotional support during and after treatment in each of the last three years. 
The Cancer Reform Strategy said that it is important for all service providers to have established pathways to enable patients to access specialist psychological support as and when they need it. It is for commissioners to ensure that adequate provision is available so that all
patients, families and carers can access the appropriate psychological support for them. This includes establishing service level agreements with local mental health services for more advanced support.
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of invoices for goods and services procured from small- and medium-sized businesses were paid within 30 days of receipt by (a) his Department and (b) the agencies for which his Department is responsible in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. 
|Total number of invoices received||Total number of invoices paid on time||Percentage||Total number of invoices paid||Percentage|
|(1) Includes all payments made using the Government Procurement Card (GPC).|
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were prescribed methadone and other hard drug substitutes in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the size is of the waiting list for substitutes programmes. 
Dawn Primarolo: The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) collects data on the types of treatment a client receives via the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS). The majority of clients will have received methadone, as part of their treatment programme/regime. Other substitute medication which clients may have received includes buprenorphine and diamorphine. However the data do not differentiate between the types of substitute medication prescribed to clients.
|Type of treatment||2007-08|
These figures may overlap as clients can receive treatment in both a specialist and GP setting in any given year.
|Waiting times for treatments started during 2007-08first and subsequent interventions|
|Waiting time less than or equal to 3 weeks||Waiting time greater than 3 weeks|
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS hospital trusts are bidding for foundation trust status; and what criteria must be satisfied before they can achieve such status. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The decision to authorise a national health service foundation trust rests entirely with Monitor (the statutory name for which is the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts). Applicants must demonstrate to Monitor that they are:
financially and clinically viable;
legally constituted and locally representative; and
An applicant trust must receive the Secretary of State's support in order to apply to Monitor for authorisation. Five NHS hospital trusts made a formal application for Secretary of State's support on 1 October 2008. These are:
The Hillingdon NHS Trust;
Calderstones NHS Trust;
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust;
South Tees NHS Trust; and
West Suffolk NHS Trust.
Burton Hospitals NHS Trust;
Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospital NHS Trust;
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust;
Devon Partnership NHS Trust;
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust;
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust;
Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust;
Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust;
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust;
North Cheshire Hospitals Hospital NHS Trust;
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust;
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust;
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust;
Royal Brampton and Harefield NHS Trust;
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust;
Sandwell Mental Health NHS and Social Care Trust;
South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust;
Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust;
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust;
Whittington NHS Trust; and
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.
Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 16 October 2008]: I can confirm that I have had no recent representations about the adequacy of the supply and distribution of vaccines for children and babies. The Department has received correspondence on vaccine issues and these have and continue to be responded to.
|(1) The Princess Mary Hospital at Akrotiri remains in operation.|
(2) Medical care is provided by the new, purpose built Princess Royal Medical Centre.
Officials are working to retrieve information on BMHs in Germany and to identify other overseas hospitals that closed during the last 30 years. However any records retained will have been archived and cannot be immediately accessed. I will write to my right hon. Friend once this exercise is complete to advise him of the results.
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