Medicine: Research

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was invested by (a) his Department, (b) the Medical Research Council and (c) the National Institute for Health Research in each of the last three years on research into (i) lung disease and (ii) cardiovascular disease. [147636]

Mr Willetts: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), through programmes under the Technology Strategy Board, has provided the following funding on lung and cardiovascular disease in the last three years:

£
 LungCardiovascular

2010/11

0

0

2011/12

486,000

486,000

2012/13

9.9 million

494,000

The Medical Research Council's expenditure on respiratory and cardiovascular disease from 2009/10 to 2011/12 (latest figures available), is as follows:

£ million
 RespiratoryCardiovascular

2009/10(1)

39.3

37.7

2010/11(2)

32.5

n/a

2011/12(2)

33.0

n/a

(1) Actual expenditure (2) Forecasted expenditure

It has not been possible for the MRC to provide recent figures for cardiovascular disease in the time frame given. The cardiovascular portfolio is scheduled for update later in the year.

The National Institute for Health Research figures on respiratory and cardiovascular disease are as follows:

£ million
 RespiratoryCardiovascular

2009/10

15.7

31.6

2010/11

18.2

31.0

2011/12

20.2

34.1

Overseas Trade: Indonesia

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to promote trade with Indonesia. [148234]

Michael Fallon: UK Trade and Investment has a 10 person team in Jakarta to support British exporters. UK Trade and Investment Asia Task Force team runs events across the UK with the aim of encouraging more UK businesses to consider and take advantage of the

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opportunities across Asia. During the current campaign more than 1,000 businesses have taken part in 15 events. Indonesia is a key component of this work.

To enhance our engagement, the Prime Minister announced in November 2012 the appointment of my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) as his Trade Envoy for Indonesia to be active both in Indonesia and in raising the profile of Indonesia in the UK. The hon. Member for Gloucester made a first visit to the market in this capacity in January of this year.

During the Prime Minister's visit to Indonesia in April 2012, both countries announced a shared ambition to double bilateral trade from £2.2 billion in 2010 to £4.4 billion by 2015 and at the second round of bilateral trade talks in October 2012 Lord Green agreed with his Indonesian ministerial counterpart to form a "Trade and Investment 2030 Vision Group" to report to Ministers of both Governments on what we want our trade and investment relationship to be in 2030 and the action required to get there.

In February of this year the UK-ASEAN Business Council hosted a round table discussion for UK businesses with Dr Chatib Bash, the Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board.

Overseas Trade: Middle East

Duncan Hames: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total value was of goods and services traded between the UK Government and (a) Israel and (b) the Occupied Palestinian Territories in each of the last three years. [148732]

Michael Fallon: Data on UK trade with Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are given in Tables 1 and 2 as follows:

Table 1: Value of goods traded
£ million
 201220112010

Israel

3,820

3,753

2,806

Occupied Palestinian Territories

6

4

2

Source: HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics
Table 2: Value of services traded
£ million
 201220112010

Israel

n/a

1,469

1,159

Occupied Palestinian Territories

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a = Data are not available. Note: HMRC and ONS data are on a different basis, hence not directly comparable. Source: ONS Pink Book 2012

Pay

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was paid to officials in (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other payments in addition to salary in each of the last five years; how many officials

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received such payments; and what the monetary value was of the 20 largest payments made in each year. [148018]

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) was formed through a machinery of government change that occurred in June 2009. BIS was created by merging the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).

Based on information available, the following table provides details for both the former Departments that were merged to create BIS. To provide details of other additional payments and allowances before 2010-11, and the 20 largest payments, would involve checking various data sources and would entail disproportionate costs, as would obtaining the information for BIS’s non-departmental public bodies.

£
Financial yearPerformance related payments (including SCS)Allowances

2009-10

2,734,780

2010-11

1,540,957

2,941,096

2011-12

1,614,939

2,807,707

The allowance figures in the above table include pay enhancements that recognise staff with specialist skills such as lawyers, economists, accountants etc.

BIS also operates the following working pattern allowances: overtime, travelling time, meal allowance, night duty allowance and night duty officer's allowance, off shore allowance, on call allowance, standby allowance, weekend duty senior press officers allowance, overseas allowances and emergency preparedness volunteers.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what allowances and subsidies in addition to salary were available to officials in (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last five years; and what the monetary value was of such payments and allowances in each such year. [148037]

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) was formed through a machinery of government change that occurred in June 2009. The Department was created by merging the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).

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Details of the monetary value of allowances before 2010-11 would involve checking various data sources and would entail disproportionate costs, as would obtaining the information for BIS's non-departmental public bodies.

Financial yearAllowances (£)

2010-11

2,941,096

2011-12

2,807,707

The allowance figures in the table include pay enhancements that recognise staff with specialist skills such as lawyers, economists, accountants etc.

BIS also operates the following working pattern allowances: overtime, travelling time, meal allowance, night duty allowance and night duty officer's allowance, off shore allowance, on call allowance, standby allowance, weekend duty senior press officers allowance, overseas allowances and emergency preparedness volunteers.

Profit Sharing

Mr Lammy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department provides to businesses that want to increase share ownership amongst their employees. [148542]

Jo Swinson: The Government are fully committed to implementing the Nuttall Review on Employee Ownership published in July 2012. BIS officials are making good progress towards removing red-tape restricting internal share markets and are in the process of developing legal templates and guidance to assist businesses wanting to increase employee share ownership. Alongside this, we are also undertaking a number of other measures to promote a greater uptake of employee ownership in the economy.

Recruitment

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials were recruited to (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last five years. [147961]

Jo Swinson: In June 2009 the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) was merged with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) to create the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Therefore we only have access to data from this date.

The following table show all new recruits to BIS (including UK Trade and Investment) broken down by year:

 Permanent transfer from other Government DepartmentFixed term/temporary/loan to cover specific skills gapsNew recruits (permanent)Number of people recruited

June 2009 to March 2010

54

164

138

356

April 2010 to March 2011

129

145

44

318

April 2011 to March 2012

148

142

101

391

April 2012 to March 2013

161

171

123

455

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Information regarding the Department's non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Regional Growth Fund

Mr George Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance has been provided to Eli Lilly under the Regional Growth Fund; and for what purpose such assistance has been granted. [147921]

Michael Fallon: Eli Lilly is one of the selected bidders in round 3 of the Regional Growth Fund that was announced in October 2012. These bids are still going through the contracting phase so no final award has yet been agreed. The deadline for completion of this phase is 19 April 2013 and a further announcement will follow then.

Research

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the public sector has spent on research and development in each year for which figures are available; and what information his Department holds on research and development spending by the private sector in such years. [148496]

Mr Willetts: The Office for National Statistics publishes gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) in the United Kingdom. The latest available figures broken down by public and private spending on R&D are shown as follows:

Expenditure on research and development in the UK
£ million
 Public sectorPrivate sectorTotal

2000

5,931

11,806

17,736

2001

5,983

12,564

18,547

2002

6,384

12,858

19,243

2003

6,853

12,874

19,727

2004

7,174

13,068

20,242

2005

7,869

14,236

22,106

2006

8,335

14,657

22,993

2007

8,473

16,222

24,696

2008

8,934

16,409

25,345

2009

9,434

16,198

25,632

2010

9,474

16,705

26,179

2011

9,475

17,904

27,380

Source: UK Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D, ONS

GERD statistics measure all R&D performed in UK, irrespective of who pays for it, including funding from abroad. However, it excludes R&D performed abroad even if it is funded from the UK. The public sector definition used comprises of UK Government Departments, research councils and higher education institutions.

A longer time series setting out this information back to 1993 is available from the ONS publication entitled: UK Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D statistics—see:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/rdit1/gross-domestic-expenditure-on-research-and-development/2011/index.html

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Sickness Absence

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many days (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies has lost to staff sickness in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the cost of such absences in each year. [147980]

Jo Swinson: In June 2009 the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) was merged with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) to create the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Therefore we have access to data only from this date.

The following table shows average working days lost through sickness or BIS core (including UKTI).

Years overlap due to the way in which data is collected on a 12 month rolling period.

 Average working days lost

July 2009 to June 2010

3.8

January 2010 to December 2010

3.3

April 2010 to March 2011

3.5

July 2010 to June 2011

3

October 2010 to September 2011

3.1

January 2011 to December 2011

4.6

April 2011 to March 2012

4.8

July 2011 to June 2012

5.0

October 2011 to September 2012

5.0

January 2012 to December 2012

5.4

It is not possible to estimate a cost of such absence as this would result in disproportionate costs.

All BIS core (including UKTI) and agencies sickness absence information is published on a quarterly basis and can be found on the BIS website.

The increase in recorded absence since 2011 was expected, as BIS has implemented more robust reporting arrangements.

Information regarding the Department's non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies have had (i) fewer than five days, (ii) five to 10 days, (iii) 10 to 15 days, (iv) 15 to 20 days, (v) 20 to 25 days, (vi) 25 to 50 days, (vii) 50 to 75 days, (viii) 75 to 100 days, (ix) 100 to 150 days, (x) 150 to 200 days, (xi) more than 200 days, (xii) more than three months, (xiii) more than six months and (xiv) more than one year on paid sick leave (A) consecutively and (B) in total in each of the last five years. [147999]

Jo Swinson: The Department does not hold this information centrally and it could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.

Information regarding the Department's non-departmental public bodies is also not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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Sugar

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much sugar of each type was imported to the UK in each year since 1990. [148519]

Michael Fallon: Data are published by Eurostat on their statistics database:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/statistics/search_database

Data are also published by the HMRC on their

www.uktradeinfo.com

website for the years 1996 onwards.

Telephone Services

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) 0800, (b) 0808, (c) 0844, (d) 0845 and (e) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) the agencies for which he is responsible. [147812]

Jo Swinson: Central records show that the numbers in use by the Department are:

0845 015 0010 BIS Publications Order line;

0845 015 0020 BIS Publications Order line (Fax);

0845 015 0030 BIS Publications Order line (Minicom);

0845 600 9006 Business Link Helpline; and

0800 917 9867 Pay and Work Rights Helpline

0800 917 2368 Pay and Work Rights Helpline.

I have approached the chief executives of the Department's executive agencies (Insolvency Service, Companies House, National Measurement Office, Intellectual Property Office, UK Space Agency, Ordnance Survey, Met Office, Land Registry and the Skills Funding Agency) and they will respond to the hon. Member directly.

Letter from Peter Mason, dated 12 March 2013:

I am responding in respect of the National Measurement Office (NMO) to your Parliamentary Question tabled on 11 March 2013, asking the Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills about the number of 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845 and 0870 telephone numbers for the public in use by NMO.

NMO do not offer 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845 and 0870 telephone numbers to the public.

Letter from Ann Lewis, dated 12 March 2013:

I am replying on behalf of Companies House to your Parliamentary Question tabled 11 March 2013, to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, UIN 147812.

Companies House uses the 0845 telephone number for one of its services.

Letter from John Hirst, dated 13 March 2013:

I am replying on behalf of the Met Office to your Parliamentary Question tabled on 11 March 2013, UIN 147812 to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The public can access the Met Office Weather Desk with weather related enquiries, any time of the day or night, by telephone, fax, email, and social media. To contact the Weather Desk by telephone or fax, the public can choose to use either a geographic number or a 0870 number. No revenue is generated by the Met Office through the use of these 0870 numbers.

No other 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845, or 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by the Met Office.

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I hope this helps.

Letter from John Alty, dated 13 March 2013:

I am responding in respect of the Intellectual Property Office to your Parliamentary Question tabled 11th March 2013, to the Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Intellectual Property Office has the following 08 prefix public telephone numbers:

Telephone numberQuantity

0800

0

0808

0

0844

0

0845

1

Background:

0845 was replaced with a new 0300 phone number in June 2010.

The 0845 number sits in the background and is not advertised to customers. Around 10% of customers continue to contact us on this number.

Letter from Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, dated 13 March 2013:

As Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, I have been asked to reply to you in response to your Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills “how many (a) 0800, (b) 0808, (c) 0844, (d) 0845 and (e) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) the agencies for which he is responsible?”

Ordnance Survey has nine 0845 numbers which are available for the public to use. Two of these are the main English and Welsh customer service numbers. The remaining seven numbers are used by customers who require more specialised information, such as the OS OpenData helpline.

Ordnance Survey does not have any 0800, 0808, 0844 or 0870 numbers that are available for the public to use.

I hope this information is of use.

Letter from Dr Richard Judge, dated 18 March 2013:

The Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills has asked me to reply to your question, how many (a) 0800 (b) 0808 (c) 0844 (d) 0845 (e) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) the agencies for which he is responsible.

As at 14 March 2013 The Insolvency Service had the following numbers in use:

(a) 0800—None;

(b) 0808—None;

(c) 0844—None;

(d) 0845—The Insolvency Service currently operates the following 0845 numbers:

1. Insolvency hotline—0845 601 3546

2. Enquiry line—0845 602 9848

(e) 0870—-None.

Letter from Malcolm Dawson, dated 13 March 2013:

I write on behalf of Land Registry in response to Parliamentary Question 147812 tabled on 11 March 2013 which asked the following:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) 0800, (b) 0808, (c) 0844, (d) 0845 and (e) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) the agencies for which he is responsible.

Land Registry uses fifteen 0800 telephone numbers and eleven 0844 telephone numbers for the public.

Land Registry does not use any 0808, 0845 or 0870 telephone numbers for the public.

I hope you find this information useful.

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Letter from David Parker, dated 18 March 2013:

Thank you for your question addressed to the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills asking how many (a) 0800, (b) 0808, (c) 0844, (d) 0845 and (e) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) the agencies for which he is responsible.

The UK Space Agency does not have any (a) 0800, (b) 0808, (c) 0844, (d) 0845 and (e) 0870 telephone numbers in use for the public.

Letter from Kim Thorneywork, dated 14 March 2013:

Thank you for your question to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many (a) 0800, (b) 0808, (c) 0844, (d) 0845 and (e) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) the agencies for which he is responsible.

I have been asked to reply as the Chief Executive of Skills Funding.

The Skills Funding Agency uses two 0845 numbers and two 0870 numbers.

Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department's customer service telephone lines are restricted to those beginning 0870. [149017]

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Jo Swinson: Central records show that the Department does not utilise any 0870 numbers.

Termination of Employment

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies have left that body due to (i) resignation, (ii) retirement, (iii) redundancy, (iv) transferral to another public sector post and (v) another reason in each of the last five years. [147942]

Jo Swinson: In June 2009 the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) was merged with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) to create the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Therefore, we only have access to data from this date.

The following table shows the number of leavers by leave reason:

 ResignationRetirementRedundancy or voluntary early retirementTransfer to another public sector post(2)OtherTotal

June 2009 to March 2010

67

47

25

81

85

305

April 2010 to March 2011

111

52

335

110

130

738

April 2011 to March 2012

64

27

242

123

85

541

April 2012 to March 2013(1)

63

33

12

133

99

340

(1) Data up to 11 March 2013. (2) Data include all those who have gone to another Government Department or another public sector body.

Information regarding the Department's non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Trade Competitiveness

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the UK's business competitiveness. [148528]

Michael Fallon: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood) on 7 March 2013, Official Report, columns 1178-79W.

Trade Promotion

Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to promote UK trade in the ASEAN region. [147754]

Michael Fallon: There are significant opportunities for UK business in the ASEAN region. Already UK goods exports to ASEAN are significantly higher than those to either India or Japan, and UK services exports to ASEAN, the bulk of which go to Singapore, exceed those to either China (including Hong Kong) or Japan.

This importance has been reflected in increased ministerial engagement over the past two years, with more visits than in the previous 20. The Prime Minister visited the region in 2012 and four ASEAN heads of government, or visitors of equivalent seniority, have visited the UK since. This month, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Trade and Investment visited Singapore and Indonesia, accompanied by a UK business delegation drawn from the education, creative and infrastructure sectors.

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is supporting business in the region with a presence in nine ASEAN markets, having recently opened offices in Burma and Cambodia. We have reinforced our diplomatic presence in ASEAN markets, opening a new embassy in Laos in 2012 and creating 42 new prosperity posts as part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office focus on emerging powers. The British embassies and high commissions in the region are working actively to position British companies to win business from high value opportunities in the region and to open markets and reduce barriers to trade. This includes support for EU negotiations on free trade agreements with ASEAN countries, in particular with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.

The UK-ASEAN Business Council, launched in November 2011, provides UK business interested, or already active, in the region with greater insights into ASEAN's high growth and emerging markets. UKABC works with the UKTI network to promote business opportunities in ASEAN to UK companies, as well as providing them with practical market intelligence.

UKTI has been working in partnership with the UK-ASEAN Business Council and the British Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand to provide on-the-ground support for small and medium-sized

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enterprises (SMEs) to tackle the uncertainty of doing business in these markets. The "Headstart" service offers SMEs access to office space, facilitated access to local UK business networks and support from Chamber staff.

UKTI's Asia Task Force team runs events across the UK with the aim of encouraging more UK businesses to consider, and take advantage of, the opportunities across Asia. During the current campaign, more than 1,000 businesses have taken part in 15 events.

Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many parliamentary trade envoys have been appointed since May 2010; who has been appointed as such envoys and to which countries; and whether he plans to appoint others in the coming year. [147889]

Michael Fallon: There are eight Prime Ministerial Trade Envoys working with UK Trade & Investment to identify and develop business opportunities in selected high growth and developing markets and to showcase those opportunities in the UK. The trade envoys are:

Trade envoyMarket(s) of expertise

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury

Mexico

Baroness Morris of Bolton

Jordan, Kuwait and Palestinian Territories

Lord Puttnam of Queensgate

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

Lord Risby of Haverhill

Algeria

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

South Africa

Lord Sharman of Redlynch

Morocco

Charles Hendry MP

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

Richard Graham MP

Indonesia

All of the trade envoys have been appointed during the last year. The programme is developing well and the present intention is to expand it in due course. But the Government will want to evaluate the effectiveness of the first phase before taking a final decision on this.

Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) terms of reference and (b) duties have been provided to parliamentary trade envoys. [147890]

Michael Fallon: The terms of reference provided to, and agreed with, the Prime Ministerial Trade Envoys, which also encapsulate their duties are:

1. Trade Envoys are appointments made by HM Government and are responsible for promoting trade to and in a specific market and also attracting investment in to the UK by showcasing UK opportunities.

2. Each Trade Envoy will agree to undertake a programme of activity, set out for a 12 month period, tailored to address the key issues that are identified for them to drive forward for the designated market. This will include, but not exclusively, up to two overseas trips and up to four UK-based activities.

3. Each 12-month programme will be agreed in advance with the representative, the Chair of the Trade Envoys programme, Lord Marland and UKTI and Foreign Office officials.

4. Each Trade Envoy agrees to undertake their role to May 2015, with a review on progress at the end of each 12 month programme.

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5. Trade Envoys are matched to a market based on their experience and expertise. The market assigned will be agreed with each Trade Envoy ahead of them taking on the role.

6. Markets identified for the programme are emerging and growth markets, beyond those already identified in the UKTI strategy, where the opportunities tend to be less well known and where historically ministerial attention has been light.

7. A dedicated UKTI Secretariat has been set up to support the Trade Envoys programme.

8. Each Trade Envoy will adhere to the seven principles of public life as set by the Committee on Standards in Public Life and declare any personal or business conflicts of interest. Trade Envoys should ensure that their position is not, and raises no reasonable suspicion of being, abused or furthering their own private interests or the interests of their employing organisation.

9. Trade Envoys are not civil servants. However, the role of a Trade Envoy carries with it a duty of confidentiality in relation to information received. This duty of confidentiality will continue to apply after the expiry of their term of office. In addition, the Official Secrets Acts 1911 and 1989 will apply.

Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding has been allocated to parliamentary trade envoys to allow them to fulfil their terms of reference and carry out all related duties. [147892]

Michael Fallon: The annual budget allocated for the eight Prime Ministerial Trade Envoys is £176,000. This is based on each undertaking two overseas visits and an additional four UK events per year.

Trade Unions

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the working population in (a) the private sector and (b) the public sector were members of a union in each year for which figures are available. [148495]

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills annually publishes statistical data on trade union membership which is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/16381/12-p77-trade-union-membership-2011.pdf

Table 2.2 on page 26 sets out trade union density by public and private sector for the years 1995-2011.

Health

Alexandra Hospital Redditch

Karen Lumley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to allow alternative providers, including University Hospitals, Birmingham, to access information on the Alexandra Hospital site. [147242]

Dr Poulter: This is a matter for the local national health service.

National health service commissioners in Worcestershire are currently working with the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to review the future provision of services, which will be subject to formal public consultation planned for this summer.

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Continuing Care

Mr Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress the NHS Commissioning Board has made in developing the Long-Term Conditions Strategy and its Diabetes Companion Document; and when he expects these documents to be published; [R] [148109]

(2) what progress his Department has made in developing the Diabetes Action Plan; and when he expects this document to be published. [R] [148110]

Anna Soubry: The Department will no longer publish an Outcomes Strategy for Long-Term Conditions and Diabetes Companion Document, as, through the Mandate, we have asked the NHS Commissioning Board to lead on producing proposals for how the new system will work together to support improved outcomes for people with long-term conditions.

The Diabetes Action Plan will set out actions that the national health service can take to increase identification, and improve prevention and treatment of diabetes. We expect the NHS Commissioning Board, with input from Jonathan Valabhji, the new national clinical director for obesity and diabetes, to regard publication of the action plan as an early and important contribution to supporting the outcomes it is expected to deliver across the five Domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework.

Dental Services: Birmingham

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in (a) Birmingham and (b) Birmingham, Selly Oak constituency provide NHS treatment for (i) children and (ii) adults. [148679]

Dr Poulter: The information is not collected in the format requested. Data on dentists are not collected by constituency area and do not separately identify which patient groups are treated.

The following table shows the number of primary care dentists within the three Birmingham primary care trusts (PCT) that treat both children and adults.

Primary care (high street) dentists in Birmingham with national health service activity, in the year-ending 31 March 2012
Organisation nameOrganisation codeTotal number of dentists

Birmingham East and North PCT

5PG

218

Heart of Birmingham PCT

5MX

152

South Birmingham PCT

5M1

181

Notes: 1. Dentists are defined as performers with NHS activity recorded by FP17 forms during each financial year. 2. Dentists will be counted more than once if they have a contract in more than one PCT or strategic health authority. 3. Data consists of performers in General Dental Services, Personal Dental Services and Trust-led Dental Services. Sources: 1. Health and Social Care Information Centre 2. NHS Dental Services of the NHS Business Services Authority

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Dietary Supplements: EU Law

Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information he holds on discussions involving (a) the European Commission and (b) Standing Committees and their working groups which relate to the provisions of the Food Supplements Directive relating to widening its scope beyond vitamins and minerals to include supplements containing plant, fish and animal extracts; and what his objectives are for the outcome of that process; [148249]

(2) what assessment he has made of the potential effect on manufacturers, retailers and consumers of specialist food supplements of plans by the European Commission to bring forward proposals to expand the scope of the food supplements directive beyond vitamins and minerals to include supplements containing plant, fish and animal extracts. [148250]

Anna Soubry: There have not been any recent discussions with European member states in relation to widening the scope of the food supplements directive to include supplements containing plant, fish and animal extracts.

The Commission concluded, in its report of 5 December 2008 on the use of substances other than vitamins and minerals in food supplements, that laying down specific rules applicable to these substances is not justified. The report is available at:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/labellingnutrition/supplements/documents/COMM_PDF_COM_2008_0824_F_EN_RAPPORT.pdf

No assessment has been made regarding the potential effect on manufacturers, retailers and consumers of specialist food supplements on expansion of the scope of the food supplements directive to include supplements containing, plant, fish and animal extracts, as there are no current plans for the European Commission to bring forward such proposals.

Health Services: Foreign Nationals

Mr Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many overseas visitors were treated in (a) England, (b) Suffolk Primary Care Trust area and (c) the East of England NHS area in each of the last three years; [148097]

(2) what the cost to the NHS was of treating non-EU overseas visitors in (a) England, (b) Suffolk Primary Care Trust area and (c) the East of England NHS area in each of the last three years. [148098]

Anna Soubry: The Department does not hold this information, as national health service bodies do not submit data on the number of overseas visitors they treat or the cost of treating them.

Horses: Slaughterhouses

Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many horses were brought to slaughter at UK abattoirs in 2008. [148465]

Anna Soubry: The number of solipeds slaughtered in the United Kingdom in 2008 is as follows. In accordance with arrangements in place at that time, there may have been further animals presented for slaughter that the

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official veterinarian may not have accepted due to passport irregularities, with these animals returned to the owner/dealer.

 Number of solipeds slaughtered including those rejected at slaughter for human consumption in the UK

2008

3,814

Hospices: East of England

Mr Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much NHS funding was allocated to hospices in the East of England in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13 to date; and if he will make a statement. [148079]

Norman Lamb: The information requested is not collected or held centrally. NHS funding for hospices is a matter for local NHS commissioners.

Hospital Beds

John Woodcock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital beds at (a) Furness General Hospital, (b) Westmorland General Hospital and (c) Lancaster Royal Infirmary (i) are available now and (ii) were available in each of the last five years. [148076]

Anna Soubry: Information is not available in the format requested. Information on hospital bed availability at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (FT) during each of the last five years is shown in the following tables. It is the responsibility of individual trusts, working with local national health service commissioners, to ensure that the availability of hospital beds is appropriate to meet demand.

Average daily number of available beds open overnight at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT by sector from 2008-09 to Q3 2012-13
 QuarterTotalGeneral and acuteMental illnessMaternityLearning disabilities

2008-09

878

823

55

2009-10

857

802

55

2010-11

Q1

795

740

55

2010-11

Q2

783

728

55

2010-11

Q3

795

740

55

2010-11

Q4

800

745

55

2011-12

Q1

783

728

55

2011-12

Q2

759

705

54

2011-12

Q3

760

705

55

2011-12

Q4

760

705

55

2012-13

Q1

783

728

55

2012-13

Q2

795

740

55

2012-13

Q3

802

747

55

Note: From 2010-11 onwards, the KH03 collection changed from an annual to a quarterly collection. At the same time, the classification for bed occupancy was changed from ward type to the consultant specialty of the responsible consultant, therefore the data are not directly comparable. Source: Department of Health—KH03 Unify2 Data Collection.

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Average daily number of available beds open day only at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT from 2008-09 to Q3 2012-13
 QuarterTotal

2008-09

48

2009-10

80

2010-11

Q1

127

2010-11

Q2

124

2010-11

Q3

126

2010-11

Q4

138

2011-12

Q1

133

2011-12

Q2

131

2011-12

Q3

135

2011-12

Q4

140

2012-13

Q1

140

2012-13

Q2

133

2012-13

Q3

119

Note: From 2010-11 onwards, the KH03 collection changed from an annual to a quarterly collection. At the same time, the classification for bed occupancy was changed from ward type to the consultant specialty of the responsible consultant, therefore the data are not directly comparable. Source: Department of Health—KH03 Unify2 Data Collection.

Hospitals: Construction

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on building and refurbishing hospitals in each of the last 30 years. [148422]

Dr Poulter: The information requested is not available in the format requested.

Data have been collected annually through the Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) from the national health service on their total capital spend since 2001-02. They were not collected prior to that date.

They represent the total amount of all capital invested by each NHS organisation, within the reporting year, for the upgrading, refurbishment, renewal and modernisation of the NHS trusts estate. They include relevant capital derived from all sources, inclusive of block capital allocations, external financial limit allocations, donations, land purchases and private sector investment (private finance initiative and local investment finance trust). They exclude costs associated with day to day maintenance of property and the provision of vehicles. The figures relate to the total capital investment in each reporting year and are expressed in cash terms.

 Total capital investment (£ million)

2001-02

1,682

2002-03

2,008

2003-04

2,246

2004-05

2,173

2005-06

2,134

2006-07

2,403

2007-08

2,432

2008-09

2,705

2009-10

3,139

2010-11

3,321

2011-12

2,231

The data provided are as reported by the NHS and has not been amended centrally.

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Annual Leave

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies qualify for privilege days; and what the total cost to the public purse was of the number of privilege days utilised each year by such officials. [147741]

Dr Poulter: In 2011-12, 2,350 full-time equivalent civil servants in the Department qualified for privilege leave. The estimated annual cost was £1.27 million, assuming that all civil servants used the full privilege leave entitlement.

The Department's Executive Agency and non-Departmental bodies have provided the information in the following table about privilege days.

Name of organisationHow many officials qualify for privilege daysTotal cost of the number of privilege days each year by such officials (£)

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

939

509,223

Care Quality Commission

0

0

NHS Commissioning Board

0

0

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

0

0

Health Protection Agency

0

0

Human Tissue Authority

54

27,008

Monitor

119

100,020

Mental Illness: Young People

Eric Ollerenshaw: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to diagnose and treat mental illnesses in young people; and if he will make a statement. [147518]

Norman Lamb: Children and young people's mental health is a priority for this Government. That is why we are investing £54 million over the four-year period 2011-15 in the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme to drive service transformation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, giving children and young people improved access to the best mental health care by embedding evidence based practice.

‘No health without mental health: a cross-Government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages’ was published in February 2011. The strategy takes a life-course approach and highlights the importance of early intervention and prevention, and makes clear an expectation of parity of esteem between mental and physical health services.

The implementation framework for the mental health strategy sets out details of how Government, national and local organisations can help implement the strategy and improve outcomes for people of all ages.

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individual complaints his Department received from members of the public on care and treatment

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by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and its predecessor in each year between 2002 and 2010. [147929]

Dr Poulter: Records are only available from August 2005. A search of the Department's ministerial correspondence database has identified 64 individual complaints about Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation received between 1 August 2005 and 16 March 2009. Between 17 March 2009 and 31 December 2010, the Department received 580 items of correspondence about the Trust, of which 33 are indexed as being complaints. This is a minimum figure which represents correspondence received by the Department's ministerial correspondence unit only.

Mobile Phones

Mr Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which company holds the largest contract to provide mobile telephony services to his Department; how much is paid each year under that contract; how many individual devices are covered by the contract; when the contract was awarded; and when and how the contract will next be reviewed. [148261]

Dr Poulter: The Department currently sources mobile telephony services from Vodafone under a cross Government Framework Agreement.

The Department spent £842,720 during the last two years ending in December 2012 on mobile telephony services.

The number of individual departmental mobile devices covered by the contract at 31 December 2012 is 2,390.

The contract commenced on 1 April 2011 and the contract expiry date is 31 March 2015. The Department has no planned review date for this contract.

NHS Connecting for Health's mobile telephony contract is with Vodafone. For the financial year 2011-12, the expenditure was £484,887. Annual expenditure changes based on usage and numbers of handsets purchased. As at 1 March 2013, the number of devices held was 1,368. This included phones, mobile devices and USB dongles. The contract was awarded to Vodafone in 2011 and has just been reviewed and adjusted to a more economical tariff.

NHS Direct

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will establish for NHS Direct a contact telephone number that is a UK landline number beginning 01, 02 or 03. [148367]

Anna Soubry: NHS Direct’s 0845 4647 number will be switched off at the end of June, when the new, free-to-call, NHS 111 service will be available across England.

NHS Shared Business Services

Mr Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what support his Department has given to NHS Shared Business Services to assist with the reorganisation of the NHS; [148122]

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(2) what discussions he has had with NHS Shared Business Services on the reorganisation of the NHS and its role within new NHS structures; [148123]

(3) what discussions he has had with clinical commissioning groups on the services provided by NHS Shared Business Services. [148126]

Dr Poulter: The Under-Secretary of State, my right hon. and noble Friend, Earl Howe, has met with (NHS SBS) NHS Shared Business Services to discuss the importance of their role and services in the restructured national health-service, and has promoted the benefits of an integrated approach to finance and accounting with commissioners.

Officials from the Department sit on the Board and Audit Committee of the NHS SBS, and as such are actively involved in the oversight and governance of the organisation. This active involvement has included discussion of changes to the NHS as a result of the ongoing reorganisation.

In March 2012 the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) signed a contract with NHS SBS to provide a finance and accounting system to the NHS CB and the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). NHS SBS already provided this service to 50% of primary care trusts and 80% of strategic health authority. It was essential to the success of the reforms for the NHS CB and clinical commissioning groups to have access to a high quality and disciplined financial system which tracks spending and undertakes essential reconciliations regularly.

This should allow CCGs to concentrate on the clinical commissioning aspects of their work rather than more administrative processes. It will also contribute to the 50% reduction in administration costs which are envisaged by the new system.

NHS: Pay

Michael Ellis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many managers in the NHS are paid more than the Prime Minister. [147647]

Dr Poulter: The headcount of senior managers in September 2012 was 11,150. The Electronic Staff Record

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(ESR) Data Warehouse records of total payments made to staff directly employed by those organisations which use ESR suggests that approximately 400 managers received payments in excess of £142,500 in the 12 months October 2011 to September 2012, the latest data available.

The Electronic Staff Record Data Warehouse is a monthly snap shot of the live ESR system. This is the HR and payroll system that covers all national health service employees other than those working in General Practice, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and some NHS staff who have transferred to local authorities and social enterprises.

Managers are defined as those recorded on ESR as either a manager or senior manager.

The analysis counts actual payments. No uplift has been applied to payments made to employees who work on a part-time basis or who did not work for the full 12 months.

Overtime Payments

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2013, Official Report, columns 339-40W, on Government Procurement Card, what the average cost was of overtime per member of staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of its arm's length bodies in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13. [147898]

Dr Poulter [holding answer 14 March 2013]: The average cost of overtime per civil servant in the Department is given in the following table.

 £

2010-11

167

2011-12

178

2012-13

99

The information on average cost of overtime per member of staff in each of the Department's arm's length bodies is given in the following table.

The average costs per member of staff reflects all staff eligible for overtime unless otherwise stated in the notes of table.

£
 Average cost of overtime per member of staff
Name of organisation2010-112011-122012-13

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

480.79

841.05

677.79

Care Quality Commission (CQC)(1)

284

525

235

NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB)

(2)

(2)

(3)N/A

Health and Social Care Information Centre

141.98

55.46

30.46

Health Education England

(2)

(2)

0

Health Protection Agency (HPA)(4)

273.15

258.72

244.83

Health Research Authority

(2)

0

20

Human Tissue Authority

14.56

10.76

0

Monitor

0

0

0

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)(5)

(6)

(7)397

(8)718

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

0

0

0

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHS BT)(9)

1,059

1,033

1,078

NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA)(10)

309.64

531.11

506.77

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

2,329

3,842

3,608

NHS Litigation Authority

83.87

79.72

65.62

NHS Trust Development Authority

(2)

(2)

0

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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

211.27

223.88

384.90

(1 )CQC: The figures for 2012-13: this is the average for April 2012 to December 2012. (2 )Not in existence. (3 )NHS CB: The Commissioning Board became an executive non-departmental public body on 1 October 2012 and will not be effectively operational until 1 April 2013. The Commissioning Board has undertaken a significant programme of staff transition and recruitment, and during this financial year most staff have been working on a secondment basis. Therefore it is not possible to give meaningful figures for 2012-13. (4 )HPA: the figures presented represent total overtime over the total staff headcount. It should be noted that overtime is only available on certain contractual terms and conditions within HPA. (5 )NICE: The figures show the cost of overtime per member of staff eligible for overtime. It is not NICE policy to pay overtime, so it is only in these exceptional circumstances where overtime has actually been paid. (6 )Information not available. (7 )Based on one eligible member of staff. (8 )Based on six eligible members of staff. (9 )NHS BT: The average overtime cost has been calculated base on whole time equivalent. (10 )BSA: The 2012-13 figure is based on year to date and includes estimated costs for March 2013.

Phenylbutazone

Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) horse owners and (b) vets have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) fined for failing to declare horses that had been treated with phenylbutazone in each of the last three years. [145162]

Mr Heath: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

None. The results of follow-up investigations into non-compliant samples have not revealed sufficiently serious shortcomings to consider prosecutions. A summary of the results of follow-up investigations are included in papers considered by the independent Veterinary Residues Committee. These can be seen at:

http://www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/vrc/reports/surveillance.html

and have been placed in the Library of the House.

The chief veterinary officer and the Food Standards Agency CEO wrote a joint letter to the Veterinary Record reminding veterinarians of their responsibilities in this area, which can be viewed at:

www.rcvs.org.uk/document-library/letter-from-defra-and-fsa-ref-horse-passports

and has been placed in the Library of the House.

Recruitment

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials were recruited to (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last five years. [147970]

Dr Poulter: In the last five years a total of 720 civil servants have been recruited to the Department. The following totals include both the number of permanent civil servants appointed and fixed-term appointment civil servants.

 2008-092009-102010-112011-122012-13Total

Number of civil servants recruited

167

213

115

74

151

720

The information on recruitment of officials in the Department's non-departmental bodies is set out in the following table.

 How many officials were recruited to in each of the last five years
Name of organisation2012-13(1)2011-122010-112009-102008-09

Care Quality Commission

481

262

54

254

(2)

NHS Commissioning Board

5,248

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

Health Protection Agency

514

299

245

583

644

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

9

8

(3)26

9

11

Human Tissue Authority

9

15

(4)=5

26

16

Monitor

130

48

26

20

20

(1) To date. (2) Not in existence. (3) HFEA: The records management project in 2010-11 meant it recruited a lot of staff on Fixed Term Contracts. (4) In line with Cabinet Office Standing instructions numbers of five or fewer in a category are presented as ‘=5’ to avoid identification of individuals.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; and if he will make a statement; [148252]

(2) if he will meet the Chief Executive of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to discuss (a) developments plans and (b) the UK's wider specialist orthopaedic offering to patients; [148253]

(3) whether he has any plans to visit the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; [148254]

(4) if he will make an assessment of access to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital site in Stanmore for patients with impaired mobility; [148257]

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(5) what recent assessment he has made of the age, condition and layout of the buildings at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; [148271]

(6) what assessment his Department has made of the long-term effects of a failure to secure planning consent to upgrade facilities at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital's Stanmore site on (a) existing outpatients, (b) future patients, (c) training of orthopaedic surgeons and (d) wider NHS orthopaedic service delivery; [148554]

(7) if he will support the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital's development proposals for the Stanmore site; and if he will make a statement. [148556]

Dr Poulter: The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust submitted the draft Appointment Business Case for the redevelopment of the hospital to the Department in December 2012.

This business case is currently being reviewed by the Department and the NHS London Strategic Health Authority. The Department is working with the trust to complete its review as quickly as possible.

The redevelopment would create a new 124-bed in-patient facility to provide neuroskeletal health care and rehabilitation in modern hospital settings for patients from London and across the United Kingdom from 2016 onwards. This would replace the existing buildings, which are some of the oldest in the national health service and are no longer suitable for treating patients. The redevelopment would also ensure good physical access to services for patients and visitors, including by making it easy to navigate and access for disabled patients.

The trust has submitted its application for full planning permission for whole site redevelopment to the local

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planning committee of the London borough of Harrow and it will be considered at a committee meeting on 21 March. Full planning permission is requirement for the scheme to proceed.

At present there are no plans for a ministerial visit to the hospital.

Sickness Absence

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies has lost to staff sickness in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the cost of such absence in each year. [147989]

Dr Poulter: For the Department: the number of days lost and estimated cost of absence for the years in question, are presented in following table. These data are based on average staff cost including superannuation and the Department's employer's contribution to national insurance.

Calendar yearTotal number of working days lostCost of absence (£)

2008

12,845

3,134,511

2009

11,262

2,927,797

2010

11,810

3,094,482

2011

9,962

2,593,047

2012

8,949

2,254,547

The Department's non-departmental public bodies have provided the information set out in the following table.

 Number of days each non-departmental public body has lost to staff sickness in each of the last five financial years:
Name of organisation2012-13 to 28 February2011-122010-112009-102008-09

Care Quality Commission

25,562

26,155

21,520

22,648

(1)

NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB)

(2)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority

384

522

648

734

626

‘Health Protection Agency (HPA)(3)

36,262

35,063

36,808

39,677

32,643

Human Tissue Authority

240

230.5

317

354

74

Monitor

814.7

410

292

278

305.5

 Estimated cost of such absence in each financial year (£)
Name of organisation2012-13 to 28 February2011-122010-112009-102008-09

Care Quality Commission

4,701,689

4,873,830

3,931,860

4,112,460

(1)

NHS Commissioning Board ( NHS CB)

(2)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority

25,000

50,000

97,000

110,000

91,000

'Health Protection Agency (HPA)(3)

6,835,990

8,008,900

8,139,550

8,740,370

7,381,490

Human Tissue Authority

48,812

42,461

59,366

65,490

13,690

Monitor

259,470

137,840

99,100

93,260

100,060

(1 )Not in existence. (2 )NHS CB: The NHS CB became an executive non-departmental public body on 1 October 2012 and will not be effectively operational until 1 April 2013. The NHS CB is undertaking a significant programme of staff transition and recruitment, and during this financial year most staff have been working on a secondment or interim basis. Therefore it is not possible to give meaningful and accurate figures for 2012-13. (3 )HPA: 2012-13 figures for 2012-13 are from April 2012 to January 2013. These figures are high level ones and are therefore only an estimated cost of absence.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies have had (i) fewer than five days, (ii) five to 10 days, (iii) 10 to 15

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days, (iv) 15 to 20 days, (v) 20 to 25 days, (vi) 25 to 50 days, (vii) 50 to 75 days, (viii) 75 to 100 days, (ix) 100 to 150 days, (x) 150 to 200 days, (xi) more than 200 days, (xii) more than three months, (xiii) more than six months and (xiv) more than one year on paid sick leave (A) consecutively and (B) in total in each of the last five years. [148008]

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Dr Poulter: For the Department, the information requested is not held in the format requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The Department is able to provide information about sickness absence in the last five calendar years and this is presented in the following table:

Sickness duration calendar days20082009201020112012

1 to 5

2,941

2,653

2,792

2,223

2,093

5 to 10

251

225

192

130

134

10 to 15

115

101

101

103

88

15 to 20

50

33

39

26

37

20 to 25

28

22

16

32

28

25 to 50

81

66

67

74

50

50 to 75

26

20

20

34

18

75 to 100

20

11

18

10

17

100 to 150

21

. 24

26

14

15

150 to 200

11

8

8

6

6

Over 200

1

1

1

0

0

The table shows the incidence of sickness absences by duration and year. Individual employees may well appear more than once if they have multiple episodes of sick leave.

The Human Tissue Authority has provided the information set out in the following table:

Human Tissue Authority
 2012-132011-122010-112009-102008-09
 ConsecutiveTotalConsecutiveTotalConsecutiveTotalConsecutiveTotalConsecutiveTotal

< 5 days

24

23

27

22

32

21

32

25

27

24

5-10 days

3

4

2

7

5

11

1

6

1

4

10-15 days

0

0

1

0

0

4

1

3

0

0

15-20 days

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

20-25 days

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

25-50 days

3

3

0

0

2

3

1

1

0

0

50-75 days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

75-100 days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.0

0

0

100-150 days

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

150-200 days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

> 200 days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

> 3 months

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

> 6 months

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

> 1 year

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0