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Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census
Mr. Liddell-Grainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the five-year survival rate for patients treated for (a) lung, (b) kidney and (c) liver cancer at Musgrove Park hospital, Taunton was at the latest date for which figures are available. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the five year survival rate for patients treated for (a) lung, (b) kidney and (c) liver cancer at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton was at the latest date for which figures are available. 
Cancer survival rates are not routinely available for patients treated in individual hospitals.
One-year survival figures for three cancers (breast, colorectal and lung) by primary care trust have recently been published by the Department of Health in the second annual report of the Cancer Reform Strategy. The report can be downloaded from this link:
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) statutory and (b) other obligation applies to the NHS in respect of its duty of care towards children by reporting (i) births and (ii) evidence of lack of care of a child to local children's services; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann Keen: The Children Act 2004 places a duty on local authorities through their directors of children's services to co-ordinate the production of a strategic Children and Young People's Plan in order to provide an overarching vision for all children and young people in a given area.
Under section 11 of the Act, all primary care trusts, NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts and strategic health authorities have a statutory duty to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and are members of Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The inter-agency statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children, states that
"If somebody believes that a child may be suffering, or be at risk of suffering, significant harm, then they should always refer their concerns to LA children's social care."
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Priority access to national health service secondary care for conditions likely to be related to service (subject to the clinical needs of all patients), previously only available to war pensioners, was extended to all veterans (someone who has served at least one day in the United Kingdom armed forces) from 1 January 2008. Data on the number of veterans receiving priority treatment are not collected centrally.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts (a) have and (b) have not appointed a local director of public health jointly with each relevant local authority. 
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses had not secured a nursing position within (a) one month, (b) three months, (c) six months, (d) one year, (e) two years and (f) five years after qualifying in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were recorded as having (a) an admission and (b) a discharge episode with a diagnosis of (i) malnutrition, (ii) nutritional anaemias and (iii) other nutritional deficiencies in each (A) strategic health authority and (B) primary care trust commissioning area of residence in each year since 1997-98. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) improvement plans, (b) warning letters, (c) statutory requirement notices, (d) changes to conditions of registration and (e) cancellations of registration were issued by the Commission for Social Care Inspection in relation to each category of care in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
The Commission has advised that it is unable to provide statutory requirement notices. The following table shows the numbers of statutory enforcement notices issued to adult social care services each year.
|Number of statutory enforcement notices issued to adult social care services in each financial year|
|(1) The Commission has figures for statutory enforcement notices up to 31 October 2007 only for the year 2007-08. After that point the Commission stopped collecting this information centrally, and although the information is collected locally it is not broken down into the categories shown.|
Chloe Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the NHS does not meet the cost of the prescription of Tarceva to patients in England; and whether he plans to review this policy. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published technology appraisal guidance in November 2008 recommending Tarceva as an alternative to the drug docetaxel for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Primary care trusts are statutorily required to make funding available for treatments recommended by NICE's technology appraisal guidance.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the consultation carried out by his Department's predecessor "Administration of estates. Review of the Statutory Legacy". 
Bridget Prentice: We received 33 responses to the consultation: "Administration of Estates - Review of the Statutory Legacy" (CP 11/05). We published the post-consultation report in August 2008 (CP(R) 11/05). As a result of the consultation, we increased the statutory legacy from £125,000 to £250,000 where the deceased leaves a surviving spouse or civil partner and children and from £200,000 to £450,000 where the deceased leaves a surviving spouse or civil partner and parents or siblings, but no children. These changes were implemented on 1 February 2009.
The consultation paper also sought views on whether there should be a review of the general law of intestacy. Following the response, this topic was referred to the Law Commission, which published a consultation paper: Intestacy and Family Provision Claims on Death (Law Com CP No. 191) in October 2009. The Commission expects to report in 2011.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which senior officials work in his Department's Data Access and Compliance Unit; what their roles are; what their qualifications are for undertaking those roles; and who is responsible for the performance of the unit. 
Mr. Wills: The Data Access and Compliance Unit is part of the Information Access Division, which is responsible for the Ministry's compliance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act, as well as for the provision of library services to the Ministry. It is headed by a Senior Civil Servant, reporting to the Information Director. The performance of the Unit is monitored at all levels of management, individual measures being part of the job objectives of the members of staff involved. All managers receive appropriate levels of training and support to enable them to fulfil their roles.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what evaluations have been made of the performance of his Department's Data Access and Compliance Unit; who undertook those evaluations; and what use has been made of those evaluations by (a) his Departments Corporate Management Board and (b) Ministers. 
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