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Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the merits of providing for six month preceptorship training for graduate midwives funded by primary care trusts; and if he will make a statement. 
It is for primary care trusts in partnership with local stakeholders to assess the needs of their local communities and to commission services accordingly, including the provision of preceptorships. While preceptorships are not mandatory, they are good practice and widely implemented across the responsibilities of a registered midwife and requirements of the post as set out in the terms and conditions of employment during that period.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 9 July 2007, Official Report, column 1314W, on MRSA: disease control, if he will place in the Library a copy of the reports investigating the use of ozone to treat hospital infections. 
Ann Keen [holding answer 23 July 2007]: Discussions continue between the Department, the NHS employers organisation and the national health service unions about this year's pay award. We are hopeful the outcome from these talks will enable the award to be implemented shortly.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken to (a) provide and (b) increase take-up of (i) training and (ii) education for existing school nurses in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 October 2006, Official Report, column 2531W, on Vaccines (Sleeping Contracts), when negotiations are required to be completed with vaccine manufacturers under the procurement directives; what progress has been made in placing a sleeping contract; and if he will make a statement. 
Edward Miliband: The ground floor State Rooms have been used for a number of Government and military events since 27 June. The former Deputy Prime Minister will be vacating one of the residential flats shortly and the other two flats are currently unallocated.
Gillian Merron: It is not possible to identify from the Departments accounting system, how much the Cabinet Office paid in fees to recruitment agencies for (a) temporary and (b) permanent staff in each year since 1997. This information is therefore not available.
Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which former Ministers (a) occupied ministerial residences and (b) had access to ministerial cars and chauffeurs at 18 July 2007. 
Edward Miliband [holding answer 19 July 2007]: My right hon. Friends the Members for Kingston upon Hull, East (Mr. Prescott) and Derby, South (Margaret Beckett) are finalising arrangements to move out of Admiralty House and Carlton Gardens respectively.
The use of official cars by any former Ministers after their departure from office is on the advice of the security authorities. In line with successive administrations, the Government do not comment on security issues.
Norman Baker: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total potential amount is of severance payments for those eligible who left office upon the change of Prime Minister, broken down by (a) Department and (b) individual former Minister; and whether any eligible former Ministers have refused to accept any or all of the severance payment available. 
Edward Miliband [holding answer 23 July 2007]: The arrangements for ministerial severance pay are set out in the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991. Severance pay is paid by individual Departments.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster who the 10 highest paid barristers were in respect of fees paid by a) the Treasury Solicitor and b) the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last three years; what the fee income concerned was in each case; and if she will make a statement. 
Edward Miliband [holding answer 23 July 2007]: If a Minister appointed to a paid ministerial position wishes to forgo all or part of their salary, they should advise the Prime Minister and their Department.
Tessa Jowell: In partnership with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), I have committed to conducting regular public meetings in all the nations and regions of the UK before 2012 to give local people the opportunity to question members of the Olympic Family about all aspects of preparations for the London Games. The full programme of meetings and their locations is yet to be decided but I can confirm that residents of the South West will have an opportunity to take part in one such event.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he expects to provide the Governments response to the (a) First, (b) Fourth, (c) Fifth, (d) Sixth and (e) Seventh Reports of Session 2005-06 of the Public Administration Select Committee. 
Edward Miliband: The Government responded to the Public Administration Select Committees First Report of Session 2005-06 by way of a statement on the floor of the House on 28 March 2006, Official Report, columns 681-84. The Government responded to the Committees Sixth Report of Session 2005-06 on 2 November 2006 (HC 1081). The Government expect to respond to the other reports referred to in due course.
Mr. Syms: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of antisocial behaviour involving mini-motorbikes or other off-road vehicles were reported in Poole in each of the last five years; and how many of these have resulted in (a) prosecution and (b) antisocial behaviour orders. 
Maria Eagle: Incidents relating to antisocial behaviour involving mini-motorbikes and details of antisocial behaviour orders relating to mini-motorbikes in Poole are not collected centrally by the Ministry of Justice or the Home Office.
The statistical collections on the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform for offences committed by mini-motorcyclists cannot be
distinguished from other motor vehicle offences because the offence as defined in legislation is not specific to any type of motor vehicle (e.g. driving on a footpath or vehicle not taxed or insured against third party risks) or it is not identified separately, and grouped together with other miscellaneous motoring offences.
The Office for Criminal Justice Reform collects data on PNDs at police force area level only; more detailed information on the number of PNDs issued by police division is held on local police force databases.
Maria Eagle: The Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform does not separately identify the offence of exceeding the weight limit on a specified road from other summary motoring offences within the offence group Other load offences.
Maria Eagle: Data for 2005 will not be available until after the Statistical Bulletin Motoring Offences and Breath Test Statistics, England and Wales, 2005 is published in the autumn. Data for 2006 will be published next year.
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many fixed penalty notices were issued by West Yorkshire Police in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006; how many of those notices have been paid; how many have been sent to be determined in court; and how many have remained unanswered. 
Maria Eagle: The information collected by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform identifies the number of motoring offences fixed penalty notices issued by result at police force area level. (Data are collected on the disposal, i.e. paid, fine registration certificate issued etc.). However, because of the time taken for the procedures for payment to be enforced, the data are collected approximately nine months later than the period of issue.
2005 data will be available in the 2006 publication Offences relating to motor vehicles, England and Wales, Supplementary tables which is expected to be published in 2008. 2006 data will be in the 2009 publication.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) cautions, (b) on-the-spot fines and (c) formal warnings were issued by each police force in each of the last 10 years, for which figures are available. 
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