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Mr. Wills: The Department's Ministers occasionally visit law centres, solicitors' firms and barristers' chambers. In December 2001, as part of one such visit, the Lord Chancellor visited a Birmingham solicitors' firm which holds a contract to carry out publicly funded criminal work. In addition, the Legal Services Commission, for which the Lord Chancellor has ministerial responsibility, visits firms which carry out publicly funded work on an on-going basis, for development and audit purposes.
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Mr. Lazarowicz: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what steps he is taking to encourage participation by his Department in Fair Trade Fortnight from 4 to 17 March. 
For instance, at our headquarters building, our caterers currently offer fair trade coffee and are investigating the future sale of fair trade tea. In additional, our caterers in our courts in the northern, north-eastern and north Wales regions offer both fair trade tea and coffee.
Regarding Fairtrade Fortnight, at the Department's suggestion both these caterers have agreed to support this important and worthwhile event and in the coming weeks will be producing marketing literature and advising customers of a number of linked promotions.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will estimate the number of individuals in her (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The number of individuals whose annual remuneration (i) exceeds £100,000 (including basis salary, allowances and bonuses, but excluding overtime and pensions benefits) is as follows:
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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what her estimate is of the cost of (a) ministerial cars and drivers and (b) taxis for her Department in each of the last four years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Regarding part (a), I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office on 30 January 2002, Official Report, columns 40506W.
1 April 1999 to 31 March 2000: £53,852
1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001: £71,828
1 April 2001 to 16 January 2002: £50,175.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will list each of the overseas trips made by the Lord Chancellor and other members of her ministerial team in each of the last four years, specifying the purpose and cost of each trip. 
Ms Blears: While there are no immediate plans to change the way dentists are remunerated, we are continuing to work with the profession and other stakeholders to modernise national health service dentistry and to improve systems of delivery for NHS dentistry.
Mr. Flook: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the standard retirement age is for (a) doctors and (b) consultants in the Taunton and Somerset NHS hospital trust; how many in each category were compulsorily retired for age reasons in each of the last five years. 
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Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children and young people under the age of 16 years in England were waiting for an appointment to see an orthodontist (a) at the latest available date and (b) in March 1997. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients on the Isle of Wight waited over one hour for treatment in casualty in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999, (d) 2000 and (e) 2001; and what percentage each figure represents of total casualty attendances. 
The latest available figures for national health service trusts in the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire health authority area for accident and emergency attendances are 200102Quarter 2 and are given in the table.
|Org ID/NHS organisation name||First||Subsequent||Total|
|East Hampshire PCT||1,305||324||1,629|
|Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust||29,670||1,879||31,549|
|Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust||9,827||887||10,714|
|Total attendances for health authority area||40,802||3,090||43,892|
KH09QOut-patients and accident and emergency services
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing and residential home beds there were in (a) Hampshire and (b) in the Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and south east Hampshire health authority in (i) 1993, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999 and (iv) 2000. 
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Ms Blears [holding answer 11 December 2001]: The table shows the number of residential and nursing care home beds in (a) Hampshire and (b) the Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and south-east Hampshire health authority.
|(a) Hampshire(15)||(b) Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and south-east Hampshire health authority|
|At 31 March||Residential||Nursing||Residential(16)||Nursing|
(15) Information is presented for the geographical area covered by Hampshire shire county and Portsmouth and Southampton unitary authorities and the north and mid-Hampshire, Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire and south-west Hampshire health authorities. The Isle of Wight is excluded.
(16) Information on residential places is for Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight unitary authorities only. Information for the south-east Hampshire health authority area is not available centrally.
(17) Nursing bed figures for 1993 were collected at the time of main inspection between 1 October 1992 and 31 March 1993.
(18) Not available
Department of Health's annual returns
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