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Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole time equivalent NHS (a) consultant child and adolescent psychiatrists, (b) clinical psychologists working with children and (c) psychotherapists worked with children in each year since 1997. 
Jacqui Smith: Whole time equivalent numbers for child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists are shown in the tables. Information is not collected about the numbers of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists who work with children.
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|England at 30 September|
|England at 30 September|
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10
Department of Health medical and dental work force census
Jacqui Smith: The information is not available in the form requested. The information available for users presenting to drug misuse agencies (including both doctors and other agencies), with heroin as their main drug of misuse in the six-month period ending 31 March 2001 is given in the table.
|Area of treatment||Number of users|
|Health authorities in England classified as "coalfields"||3,669|
1. The data are derived from the Department of Health Statistical Bulletin "Statistics from the Regional Drug Misuse Databases for six months ending March 2001".
2. The Office for National Statistics have derived an area classification of health authorities for Great Britain which includes the category "coalfields" published as "The ONS classification of local and health authorities of Great Britain: revised for authorities in 1999ISBN 1 85774 355 5".
Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the allocation of funds for intermediate care planned for each financial year; and if he will list the commitments to spend made by each (a) health authority, (b) health trust and (c) Government office region. 
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Spending commitments for future years are not available by health authority (HA), trust and region. However, annual performance monitoring within a given financial year provides details of expenditure by HA and region and projections to the relevant year-end.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make a statement on the number of parliamentary questions yet to be answered by his Department; how many members (a) are waiting for replies to parliamentary questions and (b) have suffered delays of six months or more in waiting for responses to parliamentary questions; and how many parliamentary questions tabled before the Christmas Recess 2001 have yet to be answered by his Department; 
Mr. Hutton: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Mr. Milburn) gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Mr. Miller) on 25 March 2002, Official Report, column 75659W.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to WPQ numbers (a) 9416, (b) 9403, (c) 8710, (d) 10282, (e) 10262, (f) 11000, (g) 10998, (h) 11957, (i) 12914, (j) 12918 and (k) 13108. 
|WPQ number||Date||Official Report column|
|9416||21 January 2002||665W|
|8710||21 January 2002||665W|
|9403||20 November 2001||242W|
|10262||15 January 2002||248W|
|10282||18 January 2002||530W|
|11000||23 November 2001||568W|
|10998||5 December 2001||363W|
|11957||25 February 2002||938W|
|12914||12 March 2002||992W|
|12918||25 February 2002||93436W|
|13108||31 January 2002||560W|
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of the Peace; and if he has a strategy for his Department to encourage members of staff to become Justices of the Peace. 
Section 50 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) requires employers to allow their staff reasonable time off for public duties. The Civil Service Management Code (paragraph 9.2.5) also requires Departments to allow time off for attendance required by section 50 of the ERA 1996.
Special leave policy rests with individual Departments and agencies who are free to decide on the amounts of special leave, the circumstances for which it is granted and whether such leave is paid or unpaid.
As part of its commitment to encouraging staff to be active in the community, the Department has a special leave policy that allows staff who are Justices of the Peace an annual limit of 18 days paid leave as well as reasonable time for travelling to permit up to 26 attendances.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the pledged (a) secure beds, (b) 24-hour staffed beds and (c) assertive outreach teams with patient access available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those with complex mental health needs are in place; and how many he estimates there will be by April. 
Jacqui Smith: The targets set in the NHS Plan for April 2001 were all achieved on time. These included over 500 additional secure beds, over 320 additional 24-hour staffed beds, 170 assertive outreach teams and access to services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all those with complex mental health needs. At April 2002 the latest forecast figures show that there will be:
4,435 24-hour staffed beds.
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Mr. Hutton: The information requested has been placed in the Library. All brokerage within the national health service is managed centrally and not between individual health bodies. Information for 200102 is not yet finalised.
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