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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the ratio is between the average earnings of a newly qualified doctor and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear; 
(3) what the ratio is between the average earnings of a nurse with 10 years' experience and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear; 
(4) what the ratio is between the average earnings of a newly qualified nurse and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear. 
The estimated average earnings of a full time (a) newly qualified grade D nurse (b) experienced grade F nurse and (c) newly qualified doctor employed in the national health service in 20012 is set out in the table.
|London region||Fringe zone(32)||Northern and Yorkshire Region(33)|
|Newly qualified grade D nurse||20,800||19,300||17,900|
|An experienced grade F nurse||30,000||28,600||26,300|
|Newly qualified doctor|
|Pre registration house officer (junior doctor)||25,800||24,600||24,600|
|Senior house officer||31,900||30,800||30,500|
(32) Fringe is derived from all staff in the earnings survey sample who receive a fringe area payment, taken to be typical of Surrey
(33) Includes Tyne and Wear
Department of Health's August 2000 NHS earnings survey
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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the ratio is between the average earnings of a GP and the average house price in (a) Surrey, (b) London, (c) Yorkshire and (d) Tyne and Wear. 
Jacqui Smith: The work being undertaken by Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham health authority and Lambeth social services department on the report on the circumstances of the death of Violet Hardy is nearing completion. It is expected that the report will be published in the spring.
Jacqui Smith: Information on the number of pensioners receiving home help is not collected. The table shows the total number of households receiving home help/home care during a survey week from 1992 to 2000 and the number of contact hours provided to those households. Information relating to the age of the oldest member of the household was collected between 1992 and 1998 and is also given in the table. Households may have received more than one visit during the week.
|Total number of households(34)||Contact hours(35)||Households where the oldest person was aged 65 or over|
(34) Total number of households receiving home help or home care during the survey week.
(35) Information on contact hours relates to all households and is not available by age.
(36) Not collected
(37) The method of collecting this information changed in 2000 so figures for this year are not strictly comparable with previous years.
DH annual return HH1
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|Number of cancelled operations||Number of elective admissions||Cancellations as a percentage of admissions|
Number of elective admissions are general and acute first finished consultant episodes.
Patients Charter returns, Common Information Core
Jacqui Smith: The table relating to in-patient hospital care shows the estimated number of finished consultant episodes under mental illness and learning disability specialties, in England, for 199192 to 200001.
|Mental illness||Learning disabilities|
1. Data for 199899, 19992000 and 200001 have not been grossed for coverage and have a provisional status.
2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.
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|Mental illness||Learning disabilities|
Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Department of Health form KH09
Yvette Cooper: There is no specified maximum time or distance that patients might be expected to travel to a coronary care unit. Our aim is that in time the national health service should be able to offer all heart patients fair access to the surgical and other specialist services they need in a local unit and within an acceptable time. This is why we have developed a national strategy to expand the capacity to perform heart operations.
In addition we have announced the patient choice scheme which means that from July appropriate patients who would otherwise have to wait more than six months will be able to choose to be treated in a different hospital so that they get treatment more quickly. This may involve travelling further, but only if the patient decides that is what they want to do.
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