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Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the outcome has been of the Government Task Force set up to help sports find alternative sources of revenue to replace tobacco sponsorship, with particular reference to darts; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Caborn: The Tobacco Task Force last met in October 1999. Following that meeting it was agreed that the task force had completed its initial work of identifying the needs of sports affected by the ban on tobacco sponsorship. Those sports included in the task force confirmed that it was too soon to be looking to replace existing contracts, and that the situation should be reviewed before the expiry of current contracts. We have been in contact with the member sports since 1999 and will consider the case for reconvening the task force if requested to.
I have recently been contacted by the British Darts Association. I have confirmed that I am happy to assist the association in discussions with alternative sponsors as and when interested companies are identified.
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Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to WPQ numbers (a) 9416, (b) 9403, (c) 8710, (d) 10282, (e) 10262, (f) 11000, (g) 10998, (h) 11957, (i) 12914, (j) 12918 and (k) 13108. 
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will list, in real terms, for each year since 1979 (a) the total sums of money spent directly by his Department in Scotland and (b) the total sums of money allocated by his Department for spending in Scotland through (i) the Scottish Office, (ii) the Scotland Office and (iii) the Scottish Executive; 
(3) when he will answer questions no 16189 of 14 November and no 21660 of 4 December. 
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham can expect answers to his Questions Ref. (a) 7597 (holding answer 15.10.01), (b) 7600 (holding answer 15.10.01), (c) 7606 (holding answer 15.10.01), (d) 24676 (holding answer 15.10.01), (e) 24341 (holding answer 15.10.01), (f) 12606 (holding answer 5.11.01), (g) 19224 (holding answer 29.11.01), (h) 26497 (holding answer 11.1.02), (i) 26496 (holding answer 11.1.02), (j) 26496 (holding answer 11.1.02), (k) 24681 (tabled 17.12.01), (l) 24310 (tabled 17.12.01) and (m) 24326 (holding answer 8.1.02). 
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to Questions 24600, 24601, 24606 and 24576 tabled on 19 December 2001 and Questions 16847, 16848 and 16853 tabled on 21 November 2001. 
Mr. Milburn: I have today replied to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, North and Fleetwood (Mrs. Humble) about delays which have come to light in handling parliamentary questions tabled for this Department.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many named day parliamentary written questions were tabled to his Department between 15 October and 5 November; and what proportion of these have received holding answers; 
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Jacqui Smith [pursuant to her reply, 16 November 2001, c. 950W]: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has today replied to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, North and Fleetwood (Mrs. Humble) about delays which have come to light in handling parliamentary questions tabled for this Department.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) named day written questions and (b) ordinary written questions to his Department tabled before 30 November 2001 have yet to receive a substantive reply; 
Ms Blears [pursuant to her reply, 5 February 2002, c. 923W]: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has today replied to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, North and Fleetwood (Mrs. Humble) about delays which have come to light in handling parliamentary questions tabled for this Department.
Yvette Cooper: As a member of the Department of Health's Tobacco Policy Team, Nikki Wade (now Griffiths) is responsible for the co-ordination of the local Alliance Network. Mrs. Griffiths is not and has never been given the title "smoking czar" by the Department of Health. This title was incorrectly attributed to Mrs. Griffiths in an article concerning the launch of the Alliance Network published by the Health Service Journal in November 2000.
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Needle exchange schemes that distribute clean needles and syringes have reported they attract steroid users that attend for a supply of clean needles. However, there are no quantitative data available on this across England.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was (a) the total bill for salaries and expenses for board members, (b) the administrative operating costs and (c) the total annual budget in the latest year for which figures are available for each regional health authority in England. 
Mr. Hutton: Regional health authorities were dissolved in 1996. The answer shown in the table provides expenditure by health authority area for (a) authority members' remuneration, (b) authority administration expenditure and (c) total expenditure for 200001.
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asset revaluations in national health service trusts being funded through health authorities; and
some double counting of expenditure between health authorities and primary care trusts within the health authority area.
Expenditure is taken from health authority and primary care trusts within each health authority area. The majority of General Dental Services expenditure is not included in the health authority or primary care trust accounts and is separately accounted for by the Dental Practice Board.
Health authorities and primary care trusts should account for their expenditure on a gross basis. This results in an element of double counting where one body acts as the main commissioner and is then reimbursed by other bodies. The effect of this double counting within the answer cannot be identified.
|Health authority||Authority members' remuneration||Administration expenditure||Total expenditure|
|Barking and Havering||456||4,912||313,841|
|Bexley and Greenwich||551||6,216||386,555|
|Brent and Harrow||286||6,663||400,214|
|Bury and Rochdale||449||3,964||310,554|
|Calderdale and Kirklees||365||7,671||448,263|
|Camden and Islington||374||6,094||537,478|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||639||6,351||392,751|
|County Durham and Darlington||496||6,302||495,693|
|Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow||570||16,225||630,055|
|East and North Hertfordshire||341||22,112||377,290|
|East London and the City||439||46,738||715,153|
|East Riding and Hull||476||5,498||4151,486|
|East Sussex, Brighton and Hove||456||9,054||647,275|
|Enfield and Haringey||457||6,275||421,984|
|Gateshead and South Tyneside||409||3,849||319,730|
|Isle of Wight||470||2,284||118,677|
|Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster||486||5,975||509,929|
|Kingston and Richmond||799||6,411||278,725|
|Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham||502||11,575||803,339|
|Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth||923||14,876||574,703|
|Newcastle and North Tyneside||407||5,803||425,973|
|North and East Devon||415||7,172||377,902|
|North and Mid Hampshire||362||6,289||386,281|
|North West Lancashire||438||11,011||394,099|
|Portsmouth and South East Hampshire||430||10,418||404,181|
|Redbridge and Waltham Forest||377||4,239||408,558|
|Salford and Trafford||482||7,600||407,129|
|South and West Devon||706||6,751||481,570|
|Southampton and South West Hampshire||698||6,798||407,875|
|St. Helens and Knowsley||397||4,084||282,894|
|Wigan and Bolton||476||8,974||450,150|
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