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Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration his Department gave to providing witnesses to give evidence in public to the Archer Inquiry into contaminated blood and blood products. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Department has never received any formal request to give evidence to the inquiry. There are no serving officials who would have any first hand knowledge of the events being investigated. However, the Department has fully co-operated with the inquiry, meeting with Lord Archer's team several times and supplying copies of relevant official documents.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 235W, on maternity services: finance, what arrangements his Department has put in place to ensure that funds allocated to primary care trusts under payment by results for the delivery of maternity care are spent on the provision of maternity care. 
Ann Keen: The payment by results system does not inform the allocation of funds to primary care trusts (PCTs). Payment by results is the mechanism through which providers are paid by PCTs for a range of services, including maternity that fall within the scope of the national mandatory tariff.
It is for the national health service trusts to deploy this funding in line with national and local priorities and local plans. Maternity services are identified as a priority in the 2009-10 NHS Operating Framework.
All strategic health authorities (SHAs) have already set out plans to improve maternity services as part of the NHS Next Stage Review. PCTs are working with trusts to deliver these plans and SHAs will be holding PCTs to account for delivering their plans.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, column 1396W, on nutrition, what codes his Department used in collating the information provided in the answer. 
E41 Nutritional marasmus
E42 Marasmic kwashiorkor
E43 Unspecified severe protein-energy malnutrition
E44 Protein-energy malnutrition of moderate and mild degree
E45 Retarded development following protein-energy malnutrition
E46 Unspecified protein-energy malnutrition
025 Malnutrition in pregnancy
Nutritional Anaemia :
D50 Iron Deficiency anaemias
D51 Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemias
D52 Folate deficiency anaemias
D53 Other nutritional anaemias
Other n utritional deficiencies :
E50 Vitamin A deficiency
E51 Thiamine deficiency
E52 Niacin deficiency
E53 Deficiency of other group B vitamins
E54 Ascorbic acid deficiency
E55 Vitamin D deficiency
E56 Other vitamin deficiencies
E58 Dietary calcium deficiency
E59 Dietary selenium deficiency
E60 Dietary zinc deficiency
E61 Deficiency of other nutritional elements
E63 Other nutritional deficiencies
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many transplant operations were performed on people from the Republic of Ireland in each of the last 10 years; how many organs for transplant were imported from the Republic of Ireland in each of the last 10 years; and how much the Irish Government paid the NHS for the procedures in each such year. 
Ann Keen: Information on how much the Irish Government paid the national health service for the procedures in each year in the following table is not held centrally. The following table shows transplants performed on residents of the Republic of Ireland in United Kingdom NHS hospitals, April 1998 to March 2008, broken down by financial year and type of transplant.
|Transplant year||Kidney||Heart||Lung(s)||Heart/ lung||Liver||Liver/ kidney||Liver/ pancreas||Total organ transplants||Cornea||Sclera||Total|
|(1) One from a living donor. (2) Two from living donors.|
The following table shows organs from deceased donors in hospitals in the Republic of Ireland received (although not necessarily transplanted) in UK NHS hospitals, April 1998 to March 2008, broken down by financial year and type of organ.
|Year of transplant||Kidneys||Hearts||Lungs||Livers||Pancreata||Total organs|
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