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Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the total number of people who required access to Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Lammy: Responsibility for the provision of ministerial cars and drivers has been delegated under the terms of the framework document to the Government Car and Despatch Agency. Part (a) of this question will be addressed in a letter from Nick Matheson, Chief Executive of the Government Car and Despatch Agency to the hon. Member. Information about the cost of taxis is available in the Department's central accounting system for the main Department, the Medical Devices Agency, the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and the NHS Pensions Agency. No discrete information relating to expenditure on taxis is available for the Department's other agencies. Accounts are produced for financial years ending 31 March and the cost of taxis in the current financial year up to February 2003 and in the 20012002 financial year was as follows:
|Financial Year||Amount (£)|
|200203 (to February 2003)||329,267|
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many structures identifying nursing leaders with responsibility for older people have been developed as part of the milestones set out on page 172 of the National Service Framework for Older People. 
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Jacqui Smith: This information is not held centrally. However, a monitoring exercise conducted at the end of 2002 through the strategic health authorities suggested that 83 per cent. of hospitals have developed structures for identifying nurse leaders with responsibility for older people.
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were registered with national health service dentists in each of the last 10 years in the area covered by the York and Selby Primary Care Trust. 
|At 30 September||Number of patients registered|
(21) Registration data for these years in not comparable with earlier years due to the change in the registration period. 2002 data are for 31 August.
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Mr. Hutton: The breakdown of television and press advertising expenditure on the "Join the team, make a difference" NHS recruitment campaign, since commencement in February 2000, is shown in the table.
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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have taken up jobs within the NHS as a direct result of the "Join the team, make a difference" NHS recruitment campaign. 
Mr. Hutton: The "Join the team, make a difference" national health service recruitment campaign is part of an overall recruitment, retention and return strategy aimed at increasing the size of the NHS workforce. This strategy has contributed to the increase in the NHS workforce of 70,336 between September 1999 and September 2001 1 .
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) calls the NHS Careers Hotline and (b) hits the NHS Careers website have received since the recruitment campaign, 'Join the team and make a difference', was launched. 
Mr. Hutton: The breakdown of calls to the National Health Service Careers response line during the main "Join the team, make a difference" NHS recruitment campaigns, since commencement in February 2000, are shown in table 1.
|Telephone calls||Other contacts(22)|
(22) Other contacts includes responses received by NHS Careers from e-mails, faxes, white mail and returner pro-formas.
|Hits to NHS Careers website|
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Jacqui Smith: This information is not collected centrally and is therefore not available in the form requested. Of those whose needs had been determined at 31 December 2001, around 19 per cent. had been allocated to the low band; 58 per cent. to the middle band; and 22 per cent. to the high band. There are just under 42,000 self funders in England in total.
Anyone eligible for national health service funded nursing care should have their needs reviewed regularly, at three months and 12 months. Their needs may also be reviewed at other times if there is a sustained change in their condition.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) specialist multi-disciplinary teams and (b) interfaces for care for older people throughout hospitals have been identified as part of the milestones set out in the National Service Framework for Older People; how many strategic and operational plans, including initial action to address identified age discrimination, he (i) has received and (ii) expects to receive as part of the milestones set out in the National Service Framework for Older People; how many of the intermediate care joint investment plans have been agreed, as set out in the National Service Framework for Older People milestones; and which general hospitals have (A) submitted and (B) not submitted plans to introduce a specialised stroke unit by 2004 as part of the milestones set out in the National Service Framework for Older People. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 2 April 2003]: This information is not collected centrally. However, a monitoring exercise conducted at the end of 2002 through the strategic health authorities suggested that:
91 per cent. of national health service organisations, strategic and operational plans include action to address identified age discrimination; and
83 per cent. of hospitals that care for people who have had a stroke will have plans in place to introduce a specialised stroke service from 2004.
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