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Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many invitations to participate in the national bowel cancer screening programme have been issued; how many persons have referred themselves to the programme; how many test kits have been (a) sent out and (b) returned; how many people have attended for a colonoscopy; how many polyps have been removed; and how many cancers have been diagnosed in respect of (i) men and (ii) women (A) in each primary care trust, (B) in each screening centre and (C) at each regional programme hub. 
Ann Keen: As at 26 October there were 4,806,090 invitations sent. 59,975 people aged over 69 referred themselves to the programme. 4,598,720 test kits were sent out and 2,665,954 were returned. 37,299 people attended for a colonoscopy and 17,027 patients had polyps removed. Information on cancers found by screening centre and regional hub is provided in the following table.
|Information on cancers found by screening centre and regional hub as at 26 October|
|Programme hub||Screening centre||Cancers found|
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 13 March 2007, Official Report, column 309W, on contraceptives, for what reasons the best practice guidance on reproductive healthcare has not been issued; what plans he has to issue such guidance on reproductive healthcare; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: Following consultation with stakeholders, the best practice guidance on reproductive health care has been integrated into a sexual health commissioning framework which will be published later this year. This includes guidance to support commissioners in commissioning high quality services for contraception, including long acting reversible contraception methods, and abortion, in line with the vision set out in the NHS Next Stage Review.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated average annual spend on community contraceptive services was for women (a) aged under 20 and (b) aged 20 years and over in each primary care trust area in England in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Ann Keen: Information on the number of patients seen by a national health service dentist in the previous 24 months in England, as at quarterly intervals, from 31 March 2006 to 30 June 2009 is available in Table El of Annex 3 of the "NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2008-09" report. Information is available at primary care trust, strategic health authority and England levels.
The NHS has committed itself to ensuring that, by March 2011, all those who actively seek NHS dental care can access it. We have put in place the Dental Access Programme to support the NHS in achieving this commitment.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and (c) cost was of each such flight. 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects Sir Christopher Edwards' review of the effect of the European working time directive on junior doctor training to begin. 
Ann Keen: NHS Employers monitor the hours of junior doctors as part of the new deal pay monitoring agreement. The last available data are for September 2008 at which time two thirds of doctors in training (over 70 per cent.) were compliant with the European working time directive.
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