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NHS Nursing Staff from Ethnic Minorities

Earl Howe asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington): The Government are committed to fair representation and fair treatment of ethnic minorities across the employment spectrum in the Health Service. We have announced a variety of initiatives which aim to boost recruitment and retention of nurses from ethnic minority groups--for example, material included in the recent resource pack on good employment practice which was recently issued to all trusts, and in the recent advertising campaign. These formed part of an overall investment costing £2.15 million in strategies to improve recruitment, retention and return to practice of trained staff, with a particular emphasis on reaching young people and people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Planning guidance issued to education consortia has emphasised the need for consortia to satisfy themselves that contracted education providers apply good practices in equal opportunities throughout the whole student experience, including recruitment and selection. Ethnic monitoring and applications to pre-registration nursing and midwifery training has been in place since September 1997, and these data will help to inform future recruitment and publicity drives.

The Department of Health has signed up to the Commission for Racial Equality's "Leadership Challenge", which commits the National Health Service to making progress on tackling racial discrimination. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health announced a package of measures last autumn which include positive action programmes for ethnic minority managers and clinicians, including nurses; an NHS Equality Award scheme to reward and promote good practice; a planned programme of activities to tackle racial harassment in the NHS, and work with trusts to improve monitoring of equal opportunities.

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National CJD Surveillance Unit: Annual Report

Baroness Pitkeathley asked Her Majesty's Government:

    When they expect to publish the sixth annual report of the National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit.[HL1585]

Baroness Jay of Paddington: The National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit's sixth annual report has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library. The report documents the Unit's findings in relation to sporadic, familial and iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) up to 30 April 1997 and in relation to new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJD) up to 1 January 1998.

Turkey: Licences for Supply of Arms and Military Equipment

Lord Hylton asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many licences for the supply of arms and military equipment to Turkey have been issued in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and to what value in each year.[HL1467]

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Clinton-Davis): I will write to the noble Lord and place a copy of that letter in the Library of the House as soon as possible.

Schools with Selective Admission Arrangements

Lord Lucas asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Which state schools they currently consider to have selective admission arrangements as defined in Clause 99 of the School Standards and Framework Bill.[HL1460]

Lord Whitty: The information requested is contained in the attached table.

LEA NameSchool Names
BarnetQueen Elizabeth's School
St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School
The Henrietta Barnett School
BexleyBexley Grammar School
Bexley-Erith Technical High School for Boys
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
Townley Grammar School for Girls
BirminghamBishop Vesey's Grammar School
Handsworth Grammar School
King Edward VI Aston School
King Edward VI Camp Hill Girls' School
King Edward VI Camp Hill School (Boys)
King Edward VI Five Ways School
King Edward VI Handsworth School
Sutton Coldfield Girls' School
BournemouthBournemouth School
Bournemouth School for Girls (GM)
BristolCotham Grammar School
Fairfield Grammar School
BromleyNewstead Wood School for Girls (GM)
St. Olave's & St. Saviour's Grammar School
BuckinghamshireAylesbury Grammar School
Aylesbury High School
Beaconsfield High School
Burnham Grammar School
Chesham High School
Dr. Challoner's Grammar School
Dr. Challoner's High School
John Hampden Grammar School
Royal Grammar School
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School
The Royal Latin School
Wycombe High School
CalderdaleCrossley Heath School
The North Halifax Grammar School
CumbriaQueen Elizabeth Grammar School
DevonColyton Grammar School
EnfieldThe Latymer School
EssexChelmsford County High School for Girls
Colchester County High School for Girls
Colchester Royal Grammar School
King Edward VI Grammar School (GM)
GloucestershireHigh School for Girls
Marling School
Pate's Grammar School
Ribston Hall High School
Sir Thomas Rich's School
Stroud High School
The Crypt School
KentBarton Court Grammar School
Borden Grammar School
Chatham House Grammar School for Boys
Clarendon House Grammar School
Cranbrook School
Dane Court Grammar School
Dartford Grammar School
Dartford Grammar School for Girls
Dover Grammar School for Boys
Dover Grammar School for Girls
Gravesend Grammar School for Boys
Gravesend Grammar School for Girls
Highsted School
Highworth Grammar School for Girls
Invicta Grammar School
Maidstone Grammar School
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
Oakwood Park Grammar School
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Simon Langton Girls' School
Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Sir Roger Manwood's School
The Folkestone School for Girls
The Grammar School for Girls Wilmington
The Harvey Grammar School
The Judd School
The Norton Knatchbull School
The Skinners' School
Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls
Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School
Kent (cont.)Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
Weald of Kent Grammar School
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys
Kingston upon ThamesThe Tiffin Girls' School
Tiffin School
KirkleesHeckmondwike Grammar School
LancashireBacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
LincolnshireBoston Grammar School
Boston High School for Girls
Bourne Grammar School
Caistor Grammar School
Carre's Grammar School
Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
Kesteven and Sleaford High School
King Edward VI School
Queen Elizabeth's GM Grammar School
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School-- Horncastle
Queen Elizabeth's High School
Skegness Grammar School
Spalding Grammar School
Spalding High School
The King's School
LiverpoolThe Liverpool Blue Coat School
Medway TownsChatham Boys' Grammar School
Chatham Girls' Grammar School
Fort Pitt Grammar School
Rainham Mark Grammar School
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School
The Rochester Girls' Grammar School
North YorkshireErmysted's Grammar School
Ripon Grammar School
Skipton Girls' High School
PooleParkstone Grammar School (Girls)
Poole Grammar School
PlymouthDevonport High School for Boys
Devonport High School for Girls
Plymouth High School for Girls
ReadingKendrick Girls' Grammar School
Reading School
RedbridgeIlford County High School
Woodford County High School
SloughHerschel Grammar School
Langley Grammar School
Slough Grammar School
St. Bernard's Convent School
SouthendSouthend High School for Boys
Southend High School for Girls
Westcliff High School for Boys
Westcliff High School for Girls
Stoke on TrentSt. Joseph's College
SuttonNonsuch High School for Girls
Sutton Grammar School for Boys
Wallington County Grammar School
Wallington High School for Girls
Wilson's School
TorbayChurston Grammar School
Torquay Boys' Grammar School
Torquay Grammar School for Girls
TraffordAltrincham Grammar School for Girls
Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
Loreto Grammar School
Sale Grammar School
St. Ambrose College
Stretford Grammar School
Urmston Grammar School
WalsallQueen Mary's Grammar School
Queen Mary's High School
WarwickshireAlcester Grammar School
King Edward VI Grammar School
Lawrence Sheriff School
Warwickshire (cont.)Rugby High School for Girls
Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls
WiltshireBishop Wordsworth's Grammar School
South Wilts Grammar School for Girls
WirralCalday Grange Grammar School
St. Anselm's College
Upton Hall Convent School FCJ
West Kirby Grammar School for Girls
Wirral County Grammar School (Girls)
Wirral Grammar School for Boys
WolverhamptonWolverhampton Girls' High School
The WrekinAdams' Grammar School
Newport Girls' High School

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