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The Commission for Social Care Inspection collects information on adult social care relevant to its function as the independent regulator of those services; and
Skills for Care, the employer-led authority funded by the Department of Health, collects information on social care work force.
A table has been placed in the Library which sets out the individual data returns collected by the organisations above in 2008-09.
Following the implementation of the new Local Performance Framework for Local Authorities and their Partners from April 2008, the Department has undertaken a review of its adult social care collections (noted in the table as collected by NHS IC). This review, facilitated by the NHS IC, has been wide ranging and culminated in a public consultation on proposals for the future, conducted under Office for National Statistics rules. The consultation ended on 24 October 2008, and final recommendations for the scope and nature of future adult social care collections will be submitted for consideration by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State before the end of the year.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what inspections the Commission for Social Care Inspection and its predecessor inspectorates have undertaken of Haringey Council's social services department since 2000. 
Phil Hope [holding answer 17 November 2008]: The Commission for Social Care Inspection was created in April 2004, by the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003, from the National Care Standards Commission, the Social Services Inspectorate and the SSI Audit Commission Joint Review Team.
CSCI is responsible for the inspection of adult social services in Haringey. The responsibility for inspection of children's social services in Haringey transferred from CSCI to the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) on 1 April 2007. As part of this process all of CSCI's detailed records on children's services, including those since 2000, were passed to Ofsted at that time.
I am informed by CSCI that inspections of Haringey council's adult social services department carried out by CSCI and its predecessors, were as follows:
2000-01: Inspection of Health Authority Registration and Inspection Unit
2001-02: Inspection of Mental Health Services;
2001-02: Best value review inspection of Learning Disability Services;
2004-05: Inspection of Older People's Services;
2005-06: Mental Health Improvement Review (CSCI joint with the Healthcare Commission).
Responsibility for children's social services lies with the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he announced his Department's intention to consult on adding further categories of social care workers to the General Social Care Council register; when the consultation commenced and closed; when he announced his decision; and when his decision was implemented; 
(2) which categories of social care worker (a) are and (b) are not registered by the General Social Care Council; and what estimate his Department has made of the numbers of people in each category. 
Phil Hope: From 1 April 2005, it became compulsory for all social workers in England to be registered with the General Social Care Council (GSCC). Social workers and social work students are the only category of social care workers required to register with the GSCC. The GSCC has registered almost 100,000 social workers and social work students to date.
Figures regarding the remainder of the social care workforce are not collected centrally. However, Skills
for Care estimate that the remainder of the unregistered workforce is made up of 764,000 care workers, 141,000 other direct care/support providing workers, 131,000 managers and supervisors, and 184,000 administrative, ancillary and other workers.
On 7 February 2006 the Government announced their intention to assess the case for registration of other parts of the social care workforce, and asked the GSCC to begin planning for this. The GSCC held a public consultation which ended in May 2006 and delivered the outcomes of this consultation to the Government. The Government continue to work closely with the GSCC to progress this work.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of tuberculosis were recorded in each primary care trust area in each of the last five years. 
Dawn Primarolo: Data for cases of tuberculosis by primary care trust for 2001 to 2005 have been provided in the following table. Data for 2006-07 are not yet available.
|Number of tuberculosis cases by primary care trust, England, 2001-05|
|Primary care trust||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005|
|(1) Where PCT was known|
Numbers less than five not stated due to risk of deductive disclosure
Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance as at 27 October 2008
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