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Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS patients who had (a) pregnancy counselling followed by an abortion provided by Marie Stopes International (MSI), (b) pregnancy counselling by MSI and chose an alternative to abortion and (c) had an abortion provided by MSI without having received counselling from that organisation; and what the cost was to the NHS of such services for those patients. 
Anne Milton: This information is not collected centrally.
Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which clinics and hospitals (a) owned and (b) leased by Marie Stopes International provide abortions; how many approved beds each such unit contains; and whether each such unit is approved for (i) surgical day care abortions with or without general anaesthetic and (ii) late abortions. 
Anne Milton: There are currently 13 clinics managed by Marie Stopes International (MSI) which are approved by the Secretary of State for Health to perform abortions. Information is not held by the Department on whether these clinics are owned or leased by MSI and the conditions of approval no longer cover numbers of approved beds in each clinic. The Secretary of State's approval does not specify whether medical, surgical or late terminations can be performed. Some clinics may however, under their conditions of registration from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), be only permitted to perform medical termination of pregnancy up to nine weeks gestation. The CQC also assess whether clinics are able to perform termination of pregnancy at gestations of 20 weeks and over. It is our understanding that four clinics currently undertake procedures at these gestations.
Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed in clinics and hospitals (a) owned and (b) leased by Marie Stopes International (i) for each region, (ii) in respect of length of gestation, (iii) in respect of women of each (A) age group and (B) nationality group in each of the last three years for which information is available; how many complaints his Department received about Marie Stopes International in that period; and if his will make a statement. 
Anne Milton: The information requested is shown in the following table. Information is not held on whether these clinics are owned or leased by Marie Stopes International (MSI). Data are also collected by country of residence not nationality. One complaint has been received about MSI by the Department in the past three years.
|Abortions taking place at Marie Stopes clinics in England, by place of residence, age and gestation, 2007-09|
|Strategic Health Authority/Country of residence||2007||2008||2009|
Michael Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to end uploading of medical data to the Summary Care Record; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr Simon Burns: Uploading of information to the summary care record will continue to take place, where the relevant general practitioner (GP) practices and primary care trusts (PCTs) agree that patients have been adequately informed about the process, and properly enabled to opt out should they wish, and where GP practices and PCTs are satisfied that data are of an appropriate quality for sharing.
Paul Goggins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will appoint an independent chair to review the operation of the Skipton Fund; 
(2) when he plans to publish terms of reference for a review of the Skipton Fund. 
Anne Milton [holding answer 2 June 2010]: We are carefully considering policy in this area, and we will announce a decision in due course.
Mr Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) plasma and (b) LCD televisions there are in Ministerial offices in his Department. 
Hugh Robertson: This Department has four LCD televisions in ministerial offices and no plasma televisions. All were purchased before Parliament was dissolved on 6 April.
Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the (a) salary and (b) other emoluments are of each public appointment for which he is responsible; and if he will make a statement. 
Hugh Robertson: This information is not held centrally. Information on board membership and remuneration is published in individual bodies' annual reports and accounts.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of the inter-departmental working group on anti-Semitism. 
Andrew Stunell: The Department of Communities and Local Government will continue to chair and support the work of the inter-departmental working group on anti-Semitism. The next meeting of this group will take place in July 2010.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to report on the Government's implementation of the recommendations of the All-Party Inquiry into Anti-Semitism in 2010. 
Andrew Stunell: The Department for Communities and Local Government intends to report on the Government's implementation of the recommendations of the All-Party Inquiry into Anti-Semitism by the end of 2010.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 17 of The Coalition: Our Programme for Government, what plans he has to promote green spaces and wildlife corridors in order to halt the loss of habitat and restore biodiversity. 
Richard Benyon: I have been asked to reply.
We look forward to receiving Sir John Lawton's report, "Making Space for Nature", later in the summer. Sir John's update in March reported that to achieve a coherent
and resilient ecological network we will need to look beyond existing designated sites and take account of landscape designations, local wildlife sites and green spaces.
The Government are also looking forward to the completion of work currently being carried out by Natural England on the implementation of landscape-scale enhancements to benefit wildlife. This will build on and use the lessons learned from existing work such as the Great Fen, a collaboration between Natural England, Environment Agency, the local Wildlife Trust and district council, which is joining up two national nature reserves through creating 3,700 ha of wetland habitat in Cambridgeshire, which will deliver benefits not only for biodiversity but also for water quality, recreation and local communities.
In addition, this Government will deliver a White Paper, the first since 1990, that will, finally, take an integrated approach to the natural environment in all its aspects. By reflecting nature's real value in our social and economic decisions we will be able to review and improve the ways in which we both harness and protect it. We are currently considering options and time scales for taking this commitment forward.
Grahame M. Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what written representations he has received from the housing industry on home information packs (a) before and (b) since his announcement on their suspension; and if he will place copies in the Library. 
Andrew Stunell: The decision to suspend home information packs was announced on 21 May. The Department received 168 written representations from individuals and companies involved with the housing industry before this date and 45 representations between 21 May and 28 May. We regarded these representations as "sent in confidence" and copies will not therefore be placed in the Library at the present time. Current policy is that unsolicited correspondence from the public is normally treated as confidential, in contrast to responses to public consultations.
David Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his plans are for the future funding of Government housing and regeneration programmes in Telford. 
Andrew Stunell: The Chancellor of the Exchequer recently announced the details of £6.2 billion of savings from Government spending in 2010-11 in order to start tackling the unprecedented budget deficit. While Ministers have already announced savings across a number of housing and regeneration programmes to achieve this, further decisions on the funding of programmes will be considered as part of the Emergency Budget on 22 June, and in the forthcoming spending review, the outcome of which will be announced in the autumn when the long-term plans for programmes, including those in the hon. Member's constituency, will be set out.
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