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In both the Department and the Royal Parks, management layers can be best explained by the existing grading structure. For DCMS, below the permanent secretary, there are seven grades where employees have management responsibilities as part of their normal job
role. They consist of the three grade levels within the senior civil service (SCS), and then grades below SCS, grade A (upper), grade A, grade B, and grade C. The most senior grade within the Royal Parks is held by the chief executive officer and the deputy chief executive officer, both of whom are part of the senior civil service. Below them there are four grades where employees have management responsibilities as part of their normal job role. They consist of grade IV board member, grade IV non-board member, grade III and grade II.
|Management layer (including DCMS equivalent)||DCMS employee numbers( 1)||DCMS salary costs (£)||DCMS associated costs (£)( 2)|
|Management layer (including Royal Parks grade equivalent)||Royal Parks employee numbers||Royal Parks employee costs( 4)|
|(1) Employee numbers are an average taken over the 12-month period, so the total headcount for each month added together and then divided by 12. (2) Associated costs relate to employer's national insurance contributions, pension costs, in year and year end non-consolidated performance related payments. (3) As the number of employees at SCS 3 is less than 5, figures are not reported due to data protection. (4) These figures are inclusive of employee associated costs (employers' national insurance contributions, pension costs, in year and year end non-consolidated performance payments).|
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2010, Official Report, column 1068W, on departmental public relations, what services were provided by Edelman; and for how many hours of staff time Edelman charged for those services. 
Mr. Simon: Edelman provided services on the c&binet project. Services included network development, stakeholder engagement (including obtaining speakers), delegate recruitment, website development and content, overarching co-ordination, media engagement, event production and the future development of c&binet.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment has been made of the effect of digital switchover of radio on local and community commercial radio stations in Scotland; and if his Department will take steps to ensure the continuing financial viability of such stations after switchover. 
The Government are already taking steps, including meeting small local radio stations to discuss their concerns, to ensure that local radio stations continue to thrive after the digital radio switchover.
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with broadcasters to ensure that public service radio broadcasting continues to provide universal coverage to listeners in Scotland after the digital switchover. 
Mr. Simon: Discussions with broadcasters and transmission providers on extending Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) coverage to match the existing FM radio coverage began in the Digital Radio Working Group in 2008. These conversations are ongoing.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people attended the c&binet event at The Grove on 26 to 28 October 2009; and how many were (a) creative ambassadors, (b) speakers and (c) representatives of (i) his and (ii) other Government departments. 
Of those 303 delegates: 16 were c&binet ambassadors; 65 were speakers, panelists, moderators and contributors; eight were representatives of DCMS; and 17 were representatives of other Government Departments including devolved Administrations.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who attended his meeting with c&binet ambassadors on 27 July 2009; and what expenditure was incurred on (a) food, (b) drink, (c) travel, (d) attendance fees and (e) other expenses in respect of the meeting. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department arising from the severe weather conditions in the period 4 January to 18 January 2010; and if he will make a statement. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital accident and emergency staff in each region were hospitalised as a result of being assaulted while on duty in each of the last two years. 
Ann Keen: Information on the number of hospital accident and emergency staff in each region hospitalised as a result of being assaulted while on duty is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Information on the number of reported physical assaults against national health service staff in England is contained in the tables showing number of reported physical assaults on national health service staff from 2004-05 to 2007-08, broken down by NHS trust/PCT and tables showing number of reported physical assaults on NHS staff in 2008-09, broken down by NHS trust/PCT which have already been placed in the Library.
The NHS Security Management Service (SMS) can assist employers through guidance on assessing risks and acting to protect staff from assaults and, where incidents do occur, on taking action against offenders. The NHS SMS also works with stakeholders, including the Social Partnership Forum, to promote the safety and security of NHS staff.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of recent severe weather conditions on ambulance response times in (a) the Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: This is a matter for the local national health service. The NHS, as part of its planning process, ensures operational challenges, such as adverse weather are factored into local contingency plans, including the effect on ambulance response times.
Mr. Moss: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to monitor the take-up of the NHS Vascular Checks programme for people aged between 40 and 74; and if he will make a statement. 
The NHS Health Check programme is a Tier 3 Vital Sign in the NHS Operating Framework 2010-11. Consequently, strategic health authorities play
a significant role in monitoring the roll-out of the programme locally. To support national understanding of the pace of implementation of the programme, data will be collected by the Department from 1 April 2010 on the number of people between the ages of 40 and 74 who have received an NHS Health Check. An NHS Health Check data set is also being developed which will enable the national health service to observe the progress of the programme in more detail.
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James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under the age of 18 were admitted to hospital with an (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of poisoning by drugs in each strategic health authority in each of the last five years. 
These data include admissions in English national health service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector. These data are not a count of 'people' as the same person may have been admitted on more than one occasion with one of the specified diagnosis codes. Those admitted with a primary diagnosis of poisoning by drugs, may also have had an additional secondary diagnosis of poisoning by drugs.
|Count of finished admission episodes where 'poisoning by drugs' was coded in a primary diagnosis field or any secondary diagnosis field, for those aged under 18 by strategic health authority (SHA) of residence for the years 2006-07 to 2008-09.|
|SHA code||SHA of residence description||Primary diagnosis||Secondary diagnosis||Primary diagnosis||Secondary diagnosis||Primary diagnosis||Secondary diagnosis|
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care
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