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Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 21 January 2002, Official Report, column 555W, what criteria are laid down whereby operational requirements for the purchase of vehicles by the MOD police mean that the choice is not subject to competition. 
Dr. Moonie: Purchases of vehicles for the Ministry of Defence Police are made on the basis of obtaining best value for money. The MOD police can make a request for a particular make and model of vehicle for specific operational requirements. Each request is scrutinised and considered on its individual merits. Where no competition takes place, we would still expect to secure discounted
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Mr. Hutton: The table shows the current indicative timetables for the 12 new hospital developments which will be taken forward this year as announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 15 February 2001.
|Trust||Capital value (£ million)||Anticipated date of contract signing||Anticipated operational date|
|University Hospital Birmingham||291||Autumn 2003||Spring 2008|
|Bradford Hospital||116||Summer 2004||Winter 2007|
|North Bristol Mental Health||68||Spring 2002||Winter 2005|
|Central Middlesex||56||Summer 2003||Summer 2005|
|East Kent||102||Winter 2004||Summer 2006|
|University Hospital Leicester||286||Winter 2005||Winter 2010|
|Lewisham||44||Spring 2004||Winter 2005|
|Peterborough||135||Autumn 2003||Spring 2007|
|Salford TrustHope Hospital||114||Winter 2003||Spring 2007|
|Tunbridge Wells||175||Autumn 2004||Autumn 2007|
|Wakefield and Pontefract||164||Summer 2004||Summer 2007|
|Whipps CrossForest Healthcare||184||Spring 2004||Summer 2008|
Mr. Hutton: According to data collected from independent healthcare providers by the Independent Healthcare Association, since November 2000 at least 75,000 patients have been treated in the independent sector, paid for by the national health service. This figure includes out-patient appointments, day cases and in-patient treatment. A breakdown by type of operation will shortly be placed in the Library.
Mr. Hutton: Data are collected on the number of operations cancelled at the last minute. The latest published figures are for Quarter 1 200102. Copies of quarterly statistics on cancelled operations by health authority for the years requested are available in the Library.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of eligible children were vaccinated with the MMR vaccine in South Buckinghamshire in (a) 199899, (b) 19992000 and (c) 200001. 
Ms Blears: The information available about children immunised against measles, mumps and rubella is contained in the Statistical Bulletin "NHS Immunisation Statistics, England: 200001". A copy of the bulletin is in the Library and can also be found on the Department of Health website www.doh.gov.uk/public/sb0121.htm.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage was of patients waiting for in-patient treatment in the South Buckinghamshire health authority on 1 January in each of the years 1997 to 2002. 
Ms Blears: Information is not available relating to the 1 January each year, nor for South Buckinghamshire health authority. Information is available on the total number of patients waiting at the end of each quarter in Buckinghamshire health authority as shown in the table. Information for the third quarter of this year is not yet available.
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Mr. Hutton: No information is kept centrally on the average costs of an in-patient week in hospital; the data are collected by condition. The cost of any stay will vary due to the nature of the condition being treated, the age of the patient and any pre-existing conditions that the patient may have.
Cost information on in-patient, day case and out-patient treatments can be found on the Department's website www.doh.gov.uk. Copies of the publication reference costs 2000 are available in the Library.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which trusts have more than 10 per cent. of patients waiting on in-patient lists placed on suspended lists and more than 2 per cent. of patients waiting more than 12 months on in-patient lists; and which of these trusts have been investigated by the Department of Health for waiting list irregularities in the light of recommendations from the National Audit Office. 
Mr. Hutton: The 13 trusts referred to in the National Audit Office report "Inappropriate adjustments to NHS waiting lists", which had more than 10 per cent. of patients waiting on in-patient waiting lists placed on suspended lists and more than 2 per cent. of patients waiting more than 12 months on in-patient waiting lists, are as listed.
Epsom and St. Helier NHS trust
Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS trust
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS trust
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS trust
Dartford and Gravesham NHS trust
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS trust
Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS trust
Good Hope Hospital NHS trust
Wirral Hospital NHS trust
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS trust
The Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS trust
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS trust.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which areas the morning-after pill is available to (a) girls aged 14 and 15, (b) girls aged 12 and 13 and (c) girls under-12 without a doctor's prescription; and what measures are in place in each such area to address issues of child abuse. 
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Yvette Cooper: All emergency contraception supplied to under-16s is a prescription only medicine (POM). This is provided under medical supervision which includes other health professionals supplying the POM product under patient group directions. Information collected centrally of the number or prescriptions for emergency hormonal contraception dispensed in family planning clinics and prescriptions dispensed in the community by community pharmacists and dispensing doctors in England is included in my reply to the hon. Member on 23 January 2002, Official Report, column 965W.
Health professionals providing contraception to under-16s do so within a legal framework established in 1986. This involves assessing the young person's competence to understand the choices they are making and whether the treatment is in their best interests. Health professionals, like any other professional whose work brings them into contact with children and families, should follow the Government's "Working Together to Safeguard Children" child protection guidance. This guidance sets out how all agencies and professionals should work together to promote children's welfare and protect them from abuse and neglect. It is intended to provide a national framework within which agencies and professionals at a local levelindividually and jointlydraw up and agree upon their own more detailed ways of working together.
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