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(ii) how many vehicle operators notified the movement of abnormal loads under a Special Types Order to either the Warwickshire Police between 1 January and 1st October 1994 or to the Metropolitan Police between 25th July and 25th August 1994.
(ii) Warwickshire Police received notification from 330 separate haulage businesses for the movements of abnormal loads between 1 January and 1 October 1994. The actual number of vehicle movements is unknown.
The Metropolitan Police were notified by 142 separate haulage businesses of the movements of abnormal loads for the period 25 July to 25 August 1994. The actual number of recorded vehicle movements was 1,086.
Viscount Goschen: We have made no estimate of changes in heavy recovery vehicle population. It is a matter for operators to decide what adjustments to make to their business as a result of any vehicle or other tax changes announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget.
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Cumberlege): The cost of fraud is not separately identified in the accounts or the losses and special payments returns submitted by National Health Service units in either England or Wales. However, a recent Audit Commission report, a copy of which is available in the Library, said that the level of proven fraud and corruption in the NHS was very low.
Baroness Cumberlege: Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority is conducting a review of dermatology service provision and is working closely with professional staff at a number of local hospitals. I understand the health authority seeks a more cost effective approach to service provision while maintaining standards of care. The noble Lord may wish to discuss the matter with the health authority chairman, Baroness Eccles of Moulton.
St. John's Dermatological Centre is part of the Guy's and St. Thomas' National Health Service Trust, and the noble Lord may wish to approach Lord Hayhoe, chairman of the trust, for further details.
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