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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, columns 348-49W, on NHS: manpower, how many hours were supplied under each agreement in each financial year since the agreement came into effect. 
|Number of hours supplied under each framework agreement|
AS = Administrative Services
HSS = Health Science staff
AHP = Allied Health Professionals
Phil Hope: This information is not available. Most treatment for mental health problems occurs in primary care settings, where information on the number of patients treated for specific conditions is not collected.
Approximately one in six adults in England has a common mental illness, like anxiety or mild depression at any given time, with one in four adults experiencing mental ill heath at some stage in their lives. Approximately one in 100 people are thought to have a severe mental illness like schizophrenia or psychosis.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2009, Official Report, column 401W, on NHS: waiting lists, for what reasons data on the rate of patient deaths while on waiting lists for NHS operations are not held centrally. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Central data collections ensure that the Department has the ability to monitor performance against standards and targets without placing significant burden on the national health service. More detailed information, for example, on people who have died while on a waiting list will be held on local systems within NHS organisations.
Waiting times are now at the lowest levels since records began. In April 2009, the average patient waited 7.7 weeks from referral to admitted treatment and 4.2 weeks from referral to non-admitted treatment.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to primary care trusts on the procedures to be followed in allocation of dental contracts by them; and what steps his Department is taking to monitor compliance with that guidance. 
Ann Keen: Primary care trusts (PCTs) are expected to follow the same procedures when commissioning dental services-both in primary and secondary care-as in any other area of health service contracting. The Department published a "PCT Procurement Guide for Health Services" in May 2008, which supports National Health Service Commissioners in deciding whether and how to procure health services through formal tendering and market-testing exercises. It is one of the System Management tools and guidance documents and it is referenced in the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition.
In addition, the Cooperation and Competition Panel (The Panel) has been established to advise the Secretary of State (and his delegated authorities) and Monitor (The independent regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts) on alleged breaches of the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition (PRCC) which apply to all PCT contracted/funded services.
The Department has also published a large number of specific guidance documents and fact sheets on NHS primary care dental contracts which can be found on the Department's website. The most recent guidance was issued to PCTs on 29 May 2009 and is available at:
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much was paid in business rates liabilities on buildings on the site of the former Putney Hospital in each year from 1998-99 to 2009-10; and how much he expects to be paid in such liabilities in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many cases of skin cancers were diagnosed in each year since 1997. 
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases (incidence) of malignant melanoma of skin registered in England are for the year 2006. Figures for the years 1997 to 2006 are shown in the table below.
|Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of malignant melanoma of skin,( 1) England, 1997 to 2006|
|(1) Malignant melanoma of skin is coded to C43 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10)|
Office for National Statistics
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, column 354W, on social services: applications, for what reasons data on refusal of social care and support services are not collected. 
Phil Hope: Specific information on how many applications for health and social care support services were refused following a positive assessment of need by a specialist can not be isolated from the overall data that are collected on the known or anticipated sequel of assessment for new clients following a social care assessment.
Data included in 'No (new) services offered or intended to be provided' category, include those clients who are refused services, clients where the assessment has indicated that no (new) services are warranted and where the council with adult social services responsibilities is aware that services will be provided by another agency. In addition this category includes numbers relating to where services are warranted but no resources are available to provide them and where clients are fully funded and thus pay for their own service provision following assessment.
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish (a) his Department's comprehensive tobacco control strategy, (b) draft regulations on tobacco displays and (c) draft regulations on tobacco vending machines. 
David Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on the costs of removing point of sale displays of tobacco from shops in Canada. 
Gillian Merron: The Department sourced cost estimates from a Canadian company responsible for about 85 per cent. of the covered tobacco display market in Canada. The Department published the details of relevant correspondence on the Department's website on 3 July 2009. The correspondence can be found at:
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waiting for organ transplants in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point had been waiting for longer than three weeks on the latest date for which figures are available. 
(1) As at 8 July 2009.
(2 )Postcodes CB10, 11, CM (not 21, 23), CO (not 10), EN9, IG7, 9, 10, RM4, 15-20, SS (not 17).
|Organ(s)||Number of patients listed|
(1) As at 8 July 2009.
(2) Postcodes SS7, 8.
|Organ(s)||Number of patients listed|
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether all existing learners who started their training before 1 April 2009 on (a) apprenticeship programmes and (b) Train to Gain courses funded by the Learning and Skills Council will be funded to complete their existing training at the agreed rates. 
Funding rates are set by the Learning and Skills Council for each funding year (the funding year runs from 1 August to 31 July). Learners who started during the 2008-09 academic year would be funded at the published rates for the provision delivered during 2008-09. Train to Gain Funding rates will increase by 1.5 per cent. in 2009-10 and all learners, both those continuing from 2008-09 into 2009-10 and new starts in 2009-10 will be funded at this higher rate from the start of the academic year. The detailed rates for 2009-10 have been published in the LSC funding guidance.
Funding rates for Apprenticeships will also increase by 1.5 per cent. for 2009-10 but the funding rate for new 25+ Apprenticeship starts from 1 August 2009 will be funded at 90 per cent. of the 19-24 rate. Those learners that started a 25+ Apprenticeship during the 2008-09 academic year would continue to be funded at the full 19-24 rate.
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