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Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many emergency contraceptive pills were issued without prescription at pharmacies and chemists between 2001 and 2007, broken down by calendar month; 
(2) how many prescriptions for emergency contraceptive pills were issued by (a) NHS walk-in centres and (b) NHS minor injury units between 2001 and 2007, broken down by (i) year and (ii) calendar month; 
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many prescriptions for emergency contraceptive pills were issued by general practitioners to women aged (a) under 14, (b) between 15 and 16, (c) between 17 and 24, (d) between 25 and 30, (e) between 31 and 40, (f) between 41 and 50 and (g) 51 years and over in each year since 2001, broken down by calendar month; 
|Emergency contraceptive prescription items written by general practitioners (GPs), 2003-08|
This information was obtained from the Prescribing Analysis and Cost tool (PACT) system, which covers prescriptions prescribed by GPs, nurses, pharmacists and others in England and dispensed in the community in the United Kingdom. ePACT only holds the most recent 60 months data.
The Department is aware of the role of admiral nurses in the care of people with dementia. We have made no specific evaluation of their role in the management of dementia. However, the evidence base on the management of dementia has been summarised well in the joint National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence/Social Care Institute for Excellence clinical guideline on dementia. The National Dementia Strategy will also set out our vision for the management and support of people with dementia and their carers.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of staff (a) absence and (b) sickness absence was in (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1997; what the target rates set for his Department are in each case; and if he will make a statement. [Official Report, 14 January 2009, Vol. 486, c. 6MC.] 
The change in the figures from calendar years to financial year between 2005 and 2006-07 reflects a change in the annual period covered by the reports. The change between 2004 and 2005 from the Department and its agencies together to the Department and its agencies separately reflects a change in the level of aggregation of information in reporting.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether food and drink on sale to staff of (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies at official premises is subsidised from public funds. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Sales of food and drink at official premises are not subsidised for the Department or NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency. Funding of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency staff restaurant is subsidised of the amount of £72,000 per year. This figure is not directly attributed to food and drink and includes the running costs of the restaurant.
Mr. Bradshaw: The following committees established within the Departments governance structure include appointed non-Executive Members who are remunerated: the Departmental Board, Department of Healths Audit Committee and the Performance Committee.
The Department publishes details of its public bodies on an annual basis. A copy of the latest version of Public Bodies 2007 has already been placed in the Library and is also available on the Appointments Commission website at:
Mr. Meale: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a list of external appointments made in the last three years to committees established by his Department on which positions are remunerated. 
Mike Wheeler (Departmental Board, Audit Committee and Performance Committee);
Julie Baddeley (Departmental Board);
Derek Myers (Departmental Board and Department of Health Audit Committee); and
Jane Ramsay and Tony Allen (Department of Health Audit Committee).
The Department publishes details of its public bodies on an annual basis. A copy of the latest version, Public Bodies 2007, has already been placed in the Library and is also available on the Appointments Commission website at:
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 859W, on departmental consultants, what progress has been made on the implementation of his Department's new business management system; what the budget for running this system is in 2008-09; and when it will be able to provide data on his Department's expenditure on consultancy fees. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Business Management System (BMS) was successfully deployed for use by the Department's staff on 1 July 2008. The cost incurred in the delivery of the BMS was £10,784,829 and the projected running cost for providing information technology (IT) support for the system over the period 1 July to 31 December 2008 is £537,661. The running costs for 2009 and beyond will not be available until the Department has concluded a series of negotiations with suppliers relating to the potential outsourcing of the BMS IT support service.
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