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Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Bank reintroduced the £50 note in 1981, following its withdrawal during the Second World War. Adjusting for inflation, the purchasing power of £50 in 1981 would be equivalent to the purchasing power of around £125 today.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Government welcome the publication of the Statistics Commission report, that was commissioned in the June 2000 Framework for National Statistics, which acknowledges the progress made since the launch of the framework.
The Government look forward to the wide-ranging public debate that the commission's proposals are likely to engender and are discussing the recommendations of the report with the Statistics Commission and National Statistician.
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 29 March (WA 139), which sports bodies have contractual links with the National Health Service to ensure strategic planning and activity levels. [HL3487]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner): The Department of Health has a service level agreement with Sport England, England's national sports development agency, to fund and support the local exercise action pilot programme.
The department is also in the process of concluding a funding agreement with the Federation of Disability Sports Organisations under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968.
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At a local level, the National Health Service works in partnership with Sport England and the New Opportunities Fund as part of the Active England programme to test out innovative ways of increasing activity levels. Sport action zones also provide an opportunity for local health organisations to work in partnership with sports bodies to bring the benefits of sport and physical activity to deprived communities.
National governing bodies for sport are in the process of developing a "whole sport" plan for sport, which sets out how the sport will seek to encourage people to start, stay and succeed in that particular discipline. A number of the sports, such as swimming and rowing, are seeking to increase participation levels by working with the health sector.
Lord Warner: The number of courses of National Health Service dental treatment provided to men aged 65 years or over and women aged 60 years or over, who did not have to pay a patient charge, is given in the table. The patient charge that would have been payable is also shown.
|Number of courses|
Lord Warner: The table shows the private finance initiative schemes on which Jarvis is the contractor and/or a shareholder in the contracting consortium's project company with the information on each as requested:
|Scheme||Involvement of Jarvis||Period of Contract (from date of opening) Years||Total Value (sum of annual payments by trust over contract period £ million)|
|Ambulatory Care Centre for Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust||Construction contractor, FM services and 50 per cent shareholder in consortium project company||30||98 (at 2002 prices)|
|Redevelopment of Whittington Hospital site for Whittington NHS Trust||Construction contractor, FM services and 50 per cent shareholder in consortium project company||30||95 (at 2001 prices)|
|Community Hospital for Newbury PCT||Construction contractor and FM services only||30||80 (at 2002 prices)|
Lord Warner: There are a number of nationally contracted hearing aid products available to the National Health Service dependent on the specific requirements of patients such as level of hearing loss. The range includes two models of moderate power hearing aids with an average price of just under £70 each including value added tax, five models of higher power hearing aids with an average price at around £150 each including VAT, and a specialised very small child's aid at around £120 including VAT.
Whether they will publish in the Official Report their response to the European Court of Justice on the case against the Food Supplements Directive and the Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 brought by the Health Food Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Health Stores; and whether that response will indicate the possible effects on the specialist health food
What are their aims in responding to the European Court of Justice in the case against the Food Supplements Directive and the Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 brought by the Health Food Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Health Stores. [HL3756]
Lord Warner: It is the United Kingdom's practice not to disclose pleadings before the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Therefore the Government do not intend to publish in the Official Report their observations in respect of this case.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty): Since 1 March 2004, when the Wildlife Unit took over collection of badger carcasses from the roadside as part of the road traffic accident survey in Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Dorset, 403 carcasses have been collected, of which 331 have been tested.
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