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Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the proposed funding for diabetes care outlined in the interim Wanless report is earmarked for a eye screening and b eye complications associated with diabetes and if he will make a statement.
Hospices Mr. Horam: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will increase Government funding for children's hospices. Solihull Hospital Mr. John Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will repeat the pledge made by the then Health Minister on 3 March concerning Solihull Hospital and the services to be provided there.
Any proposals for ificant changes to services anywhere in the national health service require formal consultation, and where local agreement is not reached, matters are referred to Ministers. No such proposals for consultation have been received for Solihull hospital.
Residential Care Elderly Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Lancashire county council concerning the impact on the NHS of its proposals to reduce the s of residential homes for the elderly. Pesticide Residues Joan Ruddock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice is given by his Department to pregnant women about reducing their exposure to pesticide residues in food.
When considering the approval of a pesticide the independent Advisory Committee on Pesticides refers to a large dossier of information and studies carried out on 4 Mar : Column W the pesticide. The dossier has information on toxicology of the pesticide, including specific studies to address the reproductive toxicity of the pesticide and crop residues data.
Only those pesticides which demonstrate an acceptable risk to all groups of consumers including pregnant women can be approved. The findings from the pesticide residues monitoring programme indicates that standards are being maintained at levels that the FSA believes provide a high level of consumer protection and confidence.
Thus, the FSA believes it is not necessary to issue specific advice to pregnant women on this issue as the regulatory process fully takes the risks to this consumer group into consideration. Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Mr. Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health at what locations in the UK cockles have tested positive for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning when other shellfish have tested negative.
Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the highly toxic form of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning affecting cockles, which does not show the normally typical presence of okadaic acid, was first discovered by the FSA; at what locations; and what research has been commissioned into its causes.
Initial investigations into the cause of the toxicity have been undertaken as part of the agency's on-going programmes of research and surveillance on shellfish toxins. The of these investigations have been used to produce a structured plan of research on this toxicity, which will begin at the start of March.
Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list a the countries outside the EU where nurses trained, who registered with UKCC in each of the last four years and b the from each such country. Hutton: The information requested for the last three years where the data have been published is in the table.
Community Nursing Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospital and community health services, nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff there were within the community nursing areas of work broken down by qualification and region on a 30 Septemberb 30 Septemberc 30 September and d 30 September Hutton: The information requested is shown in the table.