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Mr. Maude: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 881W, on 10 Downing Street: shops, (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the merchandise and price list of the gift shop; 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Prime Minister what the budgeted (a) set-up costs and (b) yearly running costs are for the Number 10TV channel; and what the cost was of the recent Downing Street website redesign. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Winnick) at Prime Ministers Questions on 5 November 2008, Official Report, column 251.
The Prime Minister: I discussed a range of issues on my recent trip to the Gulf States. I refer the hon. Member to the press briefing given by my spokesman on 3 November 2008. A transcript of this is available on the No. 10 website
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Prime Minister what requests for (a) assistance and (b) support for Iceland, its banks and its currency were made to him by Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde during their meeting on 24 April; and what steps he took as a result. 
Adam Price: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on Ministers interests, whether all Ministers have provided the relevant information to their Permanent Secretaries. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the right hon. Member to the ministerial appointments press notice issued by my Office. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House and is also available on the No. 10 website at:
Mr. Maude: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 99-102WS, on special advisers, which Downing Street special advisers (a) he has appointed and (b) have resigned since the date of the Answer. 
The Prime Minister: Since 2003, the Government have published on an annual basis the names and overall cost of special advisers and the number in each payband. Updated information will be published in the usual way.
Robert Neill: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps), of 8 October 2008, Official Report, column 618W, on Ministers: official residences, for how many months the official Ministerial residence at South Eaton Place has been empty: at what cost to the public purse; and whether the property has been placed on the market. 
The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, East (Mr. Watson) to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) on 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 689W. The official residence at South Eaton Place is currently on the market. The cost of maintaining the property while it is offered for sale, for example to maintain the electricity supply, is minimal.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients over the age of 65 years admitted to hospital as an emergency case required (a) emergency readmission within 28 days of discharge and (b) a third emergency readmission. 
|Percentage of emergency readmission to any hospital in England occurring within 28 days of discharge from hospital|
|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 2002/2003|
Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators/Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base (www.nchod.nhs.uk or nww.nchod.nhs.uk), released October 2008.
Where there is more than one readmission within 28 days, each readmission is counted once, in relation to the previous discharge. The data available do not make it possible to link multiple readmissions to one another or to the original discharge.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates have been made for the annual costs that would be incurred by local authorities under the policy options published as part of Safe, Sensible, SocialConsultation on Further Action Impact Assessments. 
Dawn Primarolo: The impact assessment on the retail code, produced by Home Office, noted that the proposals could entail additional costs and resources for local authorities, but it did not estimate these costs, these were set out in the impact assessment as not estimated.
Enforcement costs were not estimated for the advertising or labelling proposals. No decision has been made on a suitable body to enforce the advertising proposal, should this be taken forward. The costs of enforcing labelling requirements would be estimated alongside the existing costs of enforcement of labelling legislation for trading standards departments of local authorities.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made for benchmarking purposes of the level of spending on cancer drugs in other European countries compared with England; and if he will make a statement. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancer patients West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust cared for in each financial year from 1997 to 2007, broken down by type of cancer. 
Ann Keen: Data are not collected in the format requested. A table showing a count of finished consultant episodes where there was a primary or secondary diagnosis of cancer in the years 1997-98 to 2006-07 for West Hertfordshire Hospital NHS Trust and the hospitals from which the organisation was formed has been placed in the Library. A finished consultant episode (FCE) is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. FCEs are counted against the year in which the FCE finishes. Please note that the figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year.
Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration his Department has given to continuing assessments of orphan treatments for rarer cancers under the standard health technology assessment process. 
Mr. Bradshaw: I refer the hon. Member to the Secretary of State for Healths statement to the House of 4 November 2008, Official Report, column 131, about Professor Mike Richardss review of current policy concerning national health service patients who wish to pay for additional private drugs.
Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will require all residential and private nursing homes to have an impaired swallowing policy; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) if he will instruct the Commission for Social Care Inspection to require residential and private nursing homes to demonstrate an ability to meet the needs of residents with impaired swallowing; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) if he will take steps to ensure that those with impaired swallowing living in residential care and private nursing receive appropriate care and assistance; and if he will make a statement; 
(4) how many people have suffered fatal and near fatal choking through impaired swallowing in residential care and private nursing homes in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
This includes ensuring that an assessment of the needs of each service user has been carried out by a suitably qualified or suitably trained person and that this assessment is kept under constant review.
Care homes are required to prepare a written service user's plan, which sets out how service users' health and welfare needs are to be met. This will include demonstrating an ability to meet the needs of residents with impaired swallowing. These plans must be made available to the regulator, the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), if requested.
Care homes must ensure that at all times suitably qualified, competent and experienced persons are working in such numbers as are appropriate for the health and welfare of service users. They must also ensure that staff receive training appropriate to the work they are to perform.
Care homes are required to notify CSCI of serious incidents, including the death of, or serious injury to a resident. However, specific information on the numbers of people who have suffered fatal and near fatal choking through impaired swallowing in residential care and private nursing homes is not collected centrally.
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