To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives worked in the NHS in each year since 1997; and how many worked in each NHS organisation in each of the last three years. 
The information is contained in the tables that have been placed in the Library.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of calls to NHS Direct were referred to (a) 999, (b) accident and emergency, (c) an out-of-hours GP service, (d) self-care, (e) pharmacy and (f) another service in each quarter since January 2003. 
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the following tables. These data include all calls to the 0845 46 47 line and other calls to services provided to national and local commissioners, including calls to The Appointments Line and locally commissioned services such as dental and out-of-hours services.
NHS Direct do not report separately on referrals to general practitioner (GP) out-of-hours services. All calls resulting in a GP referral are treated as a referral to primary care services. Data on referrals to primary care services are included within calls referred to another service, shown in the final table.