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Geraldine Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of swine influenza had been diagnosed in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency by the latest date for which figures are available. 
Gillian Merron: As of 10 July, a total of seven laboratory confirmed cases of swine flu (HIN1v) had been identified in the North Lancashire primary care trust area, which includes Morecambe and Lunesdale.
Gillian Merron [holding answer 20 July 2009]: As of 10 July, there have been a total of 195 laboratory confirmed cases of swine flu in the north-west. The breakdown, by primary care trust (PCT), is as follows:
|Health protection unit||PCT name||Confirmed|
Gillian Merron: The manufacturers have advised that they will be delivering the first supplies of the vaccine at the end of August. The vaccine will need to satisfy regulatory requirements before it can be used. The regulatory issues, the timetable and the licensing process, are matters for the European Medicines Agency.
Gillian Merron: The "Consultation on the future of tobacco control" was published on 31 May 2008 and closed on 8 September 2008. The consultation report was published on 8 December 2008 and is available on the departmental website, and can be found at:
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the (a) membership and (b) remit is of the (i) Programme Board and (ii) Advisory Board for the No Secrets review; on what dates each board has met; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what the (a) start and (b) end date was for his Department's No Secrets consultation; whether his Department's response has been drafted and published in accordance with the timescale set out in the code of practice on consultation; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) what steps his Department has taken to comply with the Government's Code of Practice on Consultation in relation to the No Secrets Review; what the (a) membership, (b) remit and (c) dates of meetings are of the Programme and Advisory Boards for the No Secrets Review; and if he will make a statement. 
Phil Hope: The membership of the Programme Board and Advisory Group is published in the consultation document, "Safeguarding Adults: A consultation on the review of the 'No Secrets' guidance"-Department of Health, October 2008. A copy has already been placed in the Library.
The remit of the Programme Board was to review the effectiveness of present multi-agency safeguarding and adult protection guidance in producing positive outcomes for individuals at risk of abuse in the light of emerging information from recent cases, recent inspections and in the context of the Government's overall policy agenda in both health and social care, and to carry out a national consultation on these issues. The Advisory Group's remit was to advise on issues relevant to the consultation. The Programme Board met on 21 May 2008, 25 June 2008 and 9 October 2008. The Advisory Group met on 7 May 2008, 26 September 2008 and 12 November 2008.
The consultation opened on 16 October 2008 and closed on 31 January 2009. The analysis of the consultation responses was published on 17 July 2009. The time taken to publish the analysis reflected the fact that some 12,000 people, including those with learning difficulties, older people, those with mental health problems and people from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, participated in the consultation.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were on the barred list maintained under the Protection of Vulnerable Adults scheme in each of the last five years; 
Phil Hope: The number of people confirmed as being unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults that have been placed on the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) list over the past five years, is shown in the table.
|Number of people confirmed on list|
Department for Children, Schools and Families Customer Relationship Manager database
The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) does not have the power to add names to the POVA list. Decisions whether to confirm individuals on the POVA list are made by the Secretary of State for Health, following receipt of advice from the ISA.
Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) medical consultants, (b) other medical staff, (c) nurses, (d) other professional staff, (e) administrative and clerical staff and (f) auxiliary staff were employed by Wakefield NHS Trust in each year since 1996-97. 
|NHS staff in specified organisations by main staff groups. Shown as full-time equivalents and as at 30 September each year-2002-08|
1. The structure of NHS trusts in the Wakefield area has changed over the period the data are requested for. In April 2002, the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed from the partial-merger of the Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals NHS Trust and the Dewsbury Health Care NHS Trust.
2. In 2006, Wakefield District Primary Care Trust (PCT) was formed from a complete merger of Eastern Wakefield PCT and Wakefield West PCT. Most General Practitioners are not employed directly by the PCT, but perform NHS work within the PCT areas.
3. Work force statistics are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and PCTs in England. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data. Processing methods and procedures are continually being updated to improve data quality. Where this happens, any impact on figures already published will be assessed but unless this is significant at national level they will not be changed. Where there is impact only at detailed or local level this will be footnoted in relevant analyses.
The NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care
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