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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through his Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds. 
Yvette Cooper: The Council Regulation (EC) No. 442001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters entered into force on 1 March 2002. Its impact on public funds is minimal.
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on plans to allow access to information about the environmental activities of business; and if this will extend to state-owned interests. 
The new regulations will apply to public authorities and to some private bodies performing public administration functions in relation to the environment. They will include exemptions for certain categories of information, including information which is commercial in confidence.
When a public authority receives a request for information, that authority must decide whether they regard the environmental information requested as a matter of commercial confidentiality. If they are satisfied that an exemption applies, then under the new Environmental Information Regulations, they will also apply the public interest test.
Decisions as to whether information is commercial are subject to challenge in a court of law. In accordance with the new proposals the information commissioner will be able to consider whether public authority is following good practice and examine appeals against any refusal to supply information.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list each target set for his Department to increase the number of contact orders in family proceedings for each year since 1997. 
Mr. Hutton: Several assessments have been made at Northwick Park recently by the winter and emergency services team (WEST), the patient environment and action team (PEAT) and the commission for health improvement (CHI).
The production of a performance improvement programme with local partners over the winter period leading to increased social care and acute medical bed capacity and a revised escalation policy
The development of rapid access specialist clinics
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Mr. Gareth R. Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what inspections of Mount Vernon hospital have taken place by NHS agencies in the last five years; and if he will publish their conclusions. 
Mr. Hutton: Since 1999, Mount Vernon hospital has received two visits from the patient environment and assessment team (PEAT) and a routine clinical governance review by the commission for health improvement (CHI).
The PEAT results were published for the August 2000, March 2001 and August 2001 inspections and are available under the Hillingdon Hospitals National Health Service Trust at: http://www.cleanhospitals.com/ national_results/index.asp?menuID=nationalresults.
Jacqui Smith: Information about emergency calls to the ambulance service is not available specifically for each hospital in Lancashire. Information about Lancashire Ambulance National Health Service Trust and all other ambulance NHS trusts, about the number of emergency calls and the proportion of emergency calls resulting in an ambulance arriving at the scene of the reported incident within the Government's target response times is contained in the Department's Statistical Bulletin "Ambulance Services, England 200001". A copy of the bulletin is in the Library and available at www.doh.gov.uk/public/ sb0115.htm.
Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the effects of Commission Decision 18 of 27 June 2001, 2002/I55/EC, OJ L54 of 25 February 2002, on current practice. 
Mr. Hutton: Decision 183 of the Administrative Commission on social security for migrant workers concerned the interpretation of the provisions of Regulation (EEC) 140871 relating to maternity care. Its effect is that health care services required in connection with pregnancy or childbirth shall be regarded as an immediately necessary benefit, provided on the basis of EU Form E111, during a temporary stay in another member state. This applies up to the beginning of the 38 week of pregnancy, provided that the reasons for the
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temporary stay are other than medical. From the 38 week, EU Form E112 concerning travel specifically for medical care, will be required.
Current practice in the UK is to issue Form E112 for pregnant women wishing to receive ante-natal care or give birth in another member state. Guidance to this effect is contained in the Department's leaflet "Health Advice for Travellers" (available in the Library). We expect to issue a suitably revised version of the leaflet in the late summer.
Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 14 May 2002, Official Report, column 624W, on mixed sex wards, how many mixed sex wards there are in the NHS. 
The reasons for measuring at the trust level is because hospital wards generally care for both men and women. To provide the required levels of privacy and dignity for patients, wards are split into single sex bays, or single rooms, or otherwise configured to provide adequate segregation of gender. It is the responsibility of each National Health Service trust to determine the most appropriate configuration to meet their specific requirements.
To achieve the Patient's Charter standard for segregated washing and toilet facilities across the NHS; and
Provide safe facilities for patients in hospitals who are mentally ill which safeguard their privacy and dignity.
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