The NHS Business Services Authority cannot break down this information by primary care trust area.
Departmental Impact Assessments
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many equalities impact assessments his Department has undertaken in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of such assessments. 
Equality impact assessment is an integral part of how the Department develops its internal and external policies and carries out its functions. The Department undertook over 350 screening and full assessments from 1 February 2008 to 31 January 2009. The cost of undertaking the assessments is not available as it is not separately identified in the policy development process.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were directly employed by his Department in each of the last 10 years; and how many self-employed workers were engaged by the Department in each such year. 
The following table presents the number of staff directly employed by the Department. Figures for 1999 to 2007 are taken from the annual departmental reports. Information about staff employed in 2008 will be published in the 2009 departmental report later in the year.
Core Department of Health (full-time equivalents)
The information on the number of self-employed workers is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Departmental Public Appointments
To ask the Secretary of State for Health which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24 months; what the (i) remit, (ii) salary, (iii) political restriction, (iv) eligibility requirement and (v) timetable for each appointment is; and what records his Department keeps in respect of such appointments. 
The Appointments Commission recruit and appoint public appointees on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health. Appointments are made on merit and are regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The appointments do not carry with them a salary as they are not employees, but appointees are usually remunerated for their work either annually, per meeting or through receiving expenses. Levels of remuneration vary according to the type of body.
We have asked the Appointments Commission to write to the right hon. Member with further more detailed information.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people who received drug treatment had to wait (a) less than three weeks and (b) more than three weeks in each of the last three years, broken down by the smallest geographical area for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
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The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse collects data on local services via the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System.
The information requested is only available for 2006-07 and 2007-08 and is shown in the table, broken down by Drug Action Team (DAT).
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Numbers under five have been suppressed in accordance with procedures to preserve the confidentiality of information which could potentially identify individual patients.