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Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) plans to spend on (a) maintenance and (b) upgrading of its offices at (i) St. Helens and (ii) Blackburn in each of the next three years. 
Mr. Timms: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRCs) offices are occupied under the terms of an estates private finance initiative (PFI) contract. HMRCs estates partner, Mapeley, is responsible for maintenance of the sites to the required contractual accommodation standards.
HMRC pay a unitary Facility Price to Mapeley in return for fully serviced accommodation. In view of this there is no requirement for HMRC to spend additional sums on the day to day maintenance of the sites; HMRC has no plans to implement any works to upgrade the sites over and above the current contractual agreement.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department had with (a) local authorities, (b) the Local Government Association and (c) the Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers' Association before his announcement of free swimming for the over 60s. 
Before my statement to the House of 17 July in which I set out the details of the Government's free swimming programme, my Department held several discussions with representatives of local authorities, of the Local Government Association and of the Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers' Association.
Mr. Timms: Estimates of the average number of families benefiting from child and working tax credits are available in the HMRC publications Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics. Finalised Annual Awards, for each relevant year. These publications are available on the HMRC website at:
Estimates of the number of recipient families of working families tax credit are available in the HMRC publications Working Families Tax Credit and Family Credit Statistics. Quarterly Enquiry, for each relevant quarter. These publications are available on the HMRC website at:
Mike Penning: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints related to tax credits his Department has received from customers in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) Hemel Hempstead in each year since their inception. 
Jenny Willott: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much, on average, his Department clawed back per case of tax credit overpayment in each (a) month of 2008-09 and (b) of the last five financial years; and if he will make a statement; 
Mr. Timms: The information which can be provided on the total recovery of overpayments of 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 tax credit awards is contained in Part 2, Table 11 of the Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General, in the HM Revenue and Customs 2007-08 Accounts. This is available on the HMRC website at:
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients required emergency readmissions within 28 days of emergency admission to hospital in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The information is not available in the format requested. The information that is available (from the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development (NCHOD) is provided for three different age groups.
|Percentage of emergency readmission to any hospital in England occurring within 28 days of discharge from hospital|
|Ages 0-15||Ages 16-74||Ages 75 plus|
Indirectly age, sex, method of admission of discharge spell, diagnosis (ICD 10 chapter/selected sub-chapters within medical specialties) and procedure (OPCS 4 chapter/selected sub-chapters within surgical specialties) standardised rates. Standardised to persons 2002-03.
Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators/Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base
released October 2008.
Dawn Primarolo: There has been no spending on television, radio or print media advertising for either the Governments alcohol strategy, Safe. Sensible. SocialThe next steps in the National Alcohol Strategy or the public consultation on alcohol, Safe. Sensible. SocialConsultation on further action.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department took to ensure neutrality in the wording of questions issued to the
public in relation to his Department's recent consultation on alcohol strategy; and whether the consultations content was tested with an independent polling organisation before being issued. 
Dawn Primarolo: Prior to being issued, care was taken to ensure that the content of the consultation, including questions issued to the public, was neutral and clearly presented the facts and issues in compliance with the Cabinet Office code of practice on consultations. The consultation is not intended to be an opinion poll.
Phil Hope: The Departments service development guide for older peoples mental health services, Everybodys Business, describes the range of services, which ought to be in place to support people with dementia and their carers.
In addition, in August 2007, the Government announced work on the development of the first ever National Dementia Strategy and Implementation Plan. A draft strategy was issued for consultation in June 2008, and a final strategy will be published in the near future.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in (a) the UK, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last 10 years. 
Phil Hope: The Department does not have data for the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in the last 10 years. However, for 2006-07 and 2007-08, the General Practitioner Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) has recorded the number of people with a diagnosis of dementia.
The figures are given in the following table. They are the totals for patients with dementia. Alzheimers disease accounts for approximately 50-75 per cent. of cases of dementia, so the count of patients with dementia gives an indication of the number with Alzheimers disease.
|(1) This PCT was formerly known as North Tees.|
We are unable to supply information for all the areas requested, as some are non-health regions. Where this occurs, we have supplied information for the health areas that best fit those requested.
Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many part-time employees work in NHS ambulance service trusts; and what percentage of all employees of these trusts this figure represents. 
|NHS hospital and community health services: Ambulance staff in England by nature of contract and level as at 30 September 2007|
|Headcount and percentages|
|Full-time staff||Part-time staff||Part-time staff as a percentage of total staff|
| = Zero. n/a = Not applicable. Note: One full-time equivalent is currently defined as 37.5 hours. Anything less than one full-time equivalent is counted as part-time. Data Quality Workforce statistics are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. The NHS 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. Processing methods and procedures are continually being updated to improve data quality. Where this happens any impact on figures already published will be assessed but unless this is significant at national level they will not be changed. Where there is impact only at detailed or local level this will be footnoted in relevant analyses. Source: The NHS Information Centre Non Medical Workforce Census.|
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