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Accidents

Mr. Gareth R. Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) fatal accidents and (b) accidents requiring an overnight hospital stay there have been in each of the last 10 years. [152602]

Ms Stuart: The number of deaths resulting from fatal accidents in England for 1989 to 1999 is shown in the table.

Year of registrationNumber of deaths
198910,672
199010,880
199110,193
19929,644
19939,608
19949,628
19959,372
19969,643
199710,157
19989,774
19999,970

The number of accidents requiring an overnight hospital stay of one night or more in a National Health Service hospital in England for 1990-91 to 1999-2000 is shown in the table.

Number of admissions
1990-91578,065
1991-92582,474
1992-93601,465
1993-94611,502
1994-95624,533
1995-96400,371
1996-97458,632
1997-98462,211
1998-99445,152
1999-2000459,034

Note:

Changes in diagnosis coding from 1995-96 mean that data are not directly comparable over the 10 years from 1990-91 to 1999-2000


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Promotional Campaigns

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the television, newspaper and radio advertising and other promotional campaigns conducted by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its departmental public bodies, in each of the past five years, showing for each the expenditure incurred by his Department; and if he will make a statement. [153412]

Ms Stuart [holding answer 12 March 2001]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Foster) on 20 March 2001, Official Report, columns 133-36W.

Major advertising spend on individual campaigns is shown in the table.

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1996-971997-981998-991999-20002000-01(12)
Ambulance Services0.40--------
Antibiotics------0.17--
Blood donation0.380.601.70(13)0.22--
Children's services--------0.60
Drugs------0.34--
Flu--------0.23
Maternity0.10--------
National Health Service including nurse recruitment1.431.304.904.214.90
NHS Direct--0.120.781.201.15
Organ donation----0.770.470.49
Prescription fraud----0.38--1.40
Sexwise/teenage pregnancy------0.391.01
Smoking------(14)6.188.66
Travel safe0.85--------
Walk-in centres--------0.30
Winter------1.072.35

(12) Planned

(13) The Department's spend on blood donation advertising reduced in 1999-2000 because most of this activity was funded directly by the National Blood Authority, who took over full responsibility for this expenditure on 1 April 2000.

(14) Prior to 1999-2000 advertising on smoking was undertaken by the health education authority (HEA).


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The figures for the total spend on advertising including promotional campaigns for the Department for the financial years 1996-97 to 2000-01 are shown in the table.

£ million

Financial YearAdvertising expenditure
1996-972.50
1997-982.27
1998-998.63
1999-200014.83
2000-01(15)21.09

(15) Planned


Total spend on advertising by the HEA for the years 1996-97 to 1999-2000 and could not be broken down by campaigns is shown in the table.

£ million

Financial YearAdvertising expenditure
1996-979.5
1997-987.5
1998-995.2
1999-20002.4

Medical Negligence

Mr. Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been allocated for medical negligence; how much has been top sliced from allocations to health authorities to pay for it in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. [155109]

Ms Stuart: The allocation for medical negligence, top sliced from health authorities (HA), for the forthcoming year and the last three years is shown in the table.

£ million
2001-02(16)498
2000-01(17)349
1999-2000120
1998-99100

(16) The budget for 2001-02 of £498 million includes £65 million transferred from HA baselines for the transfer of liabilities for the existing liabilities scheme from HAs

(17) Final figures for 2000-01 and 2001-02 are not yet available.


Foot and Mouth

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the meetings and conferences organised by his Department and agencies of his Department which have been (a) cancelled and (b) postponed owing to foot and mouth disease; and if he will make a statement. [155360]

Yvette Cooper: The information requested is not held centrally and could be collated only at disproportionate cost.

Parliamentary Questions

Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to questions tabled by the hon. Member for Regent's Park and Kensington, North on 16 January (Ref. 146310) and 5 March (152273). [155292]

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Mr. Denham: I replied to my hon. Friend's question tabled on 16 January today. I shall let her have a reply to her other question as soon as possible.

Security and Communications Expenditure

Mr. Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent in the current and preceding two years on CCTV and other security improvements in hospitals in the south-west; and how much on improved ambulance communications in Avon. [155375]

Ms Stuart: As part of the national programme to improve accident and emergency services funded from the Capital Modernisation Fund in 1998-99 and 1999-2000, £417,000 was invested in providing improved security for staff and patients through the provision of CCTV systems in a number of hospitals across the region. £8,000 was spent separately at Crewkerne and Wincanton hospitals. Other schemes funded in this programme included investment on CCTV and security improvements, however, it is not possible to identify separately the expenditure on this element in these schemes. Other improvements to hospital security will have been made locally from National Health Service trusts' block capital allocations.

In 1999-2000, Avon Ambulance Service NHS Trust received £190,000 from the Capital Modernisation Fund for the introduction of an automatic vehicle location system to help improve ambulance response times, and a mobile data system which will provide the platform for telemedicine for better diagnosis and care of patients.

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD

Non-food Crops

Mr. Martyn Jones: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made with appointments to the Government-industry forum on non- food uses of crops since the Adjournment debate on non- food crops in Westminster Hall on 11 January. [155720]

Ms Quin: I am pleased to announce the following appointments to the forum: Mr. Robert Margetts CBE as Chairman, Professor Dianna Bowles, Dr. David Carmichael, Mrs. Pamela Castle, Dr. Paul Ekins, Dr. Ray Marriott, Dr. Richard Miller and Mr. Andy Taylor. In addition, there will be one member each from MAFF, DTI and DETR and MAFF will also provide a full-time secretary, and two technical advisers.

The terms of reference of the forum are:





The forum will hold its first meeting as soon as possible.

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