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Jacqui Smith: The table shows the data for England from September 2001 to September 2002. Information for December 2002 is not yet available. The detailed breakdowns of these figures by health authorities and primary care trusts have been placed in the Library.
(37)March 2002, December 2001 and September 2001 figures were collected by health authorities.
This report sets out clearly how the increased resources within the NHS are being used improve performance by providing more care for patients, improving quality and providing investment for the future. We intend to link this report to Her Majesty's Treasury website and will review it to ensure it covers reporting of public service agreement performance in full.
The Departmental Investment Strategy, which explains the Department's capital investment plans for the years 20034 to 20056, will be published shortly, before Her Majesty's Treasury's March Budget Announcement.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the running costs of (a) the Department and (b) each of its sponsored agencies were in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Lammy: Detailed information on administration costs for the Department of Health administration costs expenditure and its agencies, going back to 199899 and with projections to 200304, is set out in Figure 8.1 of the 2002 Departmental Report (CM5403). Copies are available in the Library.
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Data for years before 199899 are not available on the same basis. Provisional out-turn for gross and net administration costs limits were published in Public Expenditure 200102 provisional out-turn (Cm 5574), Tables 4 and 5. Updated information, with plans to 200506 will be published in the 2003 Departmental Report in the spring.
Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the distribution of his Department's wholetime equivalent staff was, including the staff in agencies and other bodies reporting to him was in each Government office region and nation of the UK (a) in 1996 and (b) at the most recent available period. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answers 17 December 2002]: We have received over 1,900 responses to the consultation on the draft Mental Health Bill. We are currently considering them carefully. The results of the consultation will be made public in due course. Approximately 17 per cent., have been identified as from people and organisations based in Wales.
The resource amounts set aside from the unified allocation for drugs are essentially a local decision for NHS trusts to agree, in collaboration with primary care trusts, strategic health authorities and pre 200203 health authorities. NHS trust drug budgets are held and managed locally.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the total spending of his Department on entertainment in each year from 199495 to 200203; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Lammy: Expenditure arises on hospitality and entertainment only in the context of promoting the Department's business objectives. All such expenditure is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on the principles set out in Government Accounting.
The 200203 figure represents expenditure from April to December.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 January (ref. 84461), what cost benefit analysis has been carried out on expenditure on promoting consumption of fruit and vegetables. 
Ms Blears [holding answer 20 January 2003]: Increasing intakes of fruit and vegetables could reduce the risk of deaths from chronic disease, such as heart disease, stroke and cancer, by up to 20 per cent.
The two major spending programmes to promote consumption, the national school fruit scheme and local Five-a-day community initiatives, are being funded by the new opportunities fund which will be commissioning detailed evaluations of their effect on diet including consumption of fruit and vegetables.
Ms Blears [holding answer 20 January 2003]: National trends in fruit and vegetable consumption since 2001 cannot as yet be fully ascertained due to the considerable time it takes to undertake dietary surveys and their analyses. The latest national food survey data shows that between 1999 and 2000, household weekly purchase of fruit and fruit juice continued to increase, from 1,063 g to 1,121 g, whereas household consumption of vegetables continued to decrease, from 1,095 g to 1,077 g. This information does not take account of wastage.
National evaluation of pilot five a day community initiativesone year intervention between 2000 and 2001showed that the initiatives stemmed a fall in fruit and vegetable intakes. There was no overall change in fruit and vegetable intake in the intervention group but there was a fall in intake by almost half a portion in the control group. The intervention was found to have had a positive effect in people with the lowest intakes. Those who ate less than five a day at baseline increased their intakes by one portion over the course of the study.
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Detailed information on fruit and vegetable intakes was collected as part of the Health Survey for England for the first time during 2002. The collection of this information in future years will allow an examination of national trends by age, sex and geographic region.
Mrs. Helen Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information he has collated on the application to his Department and its agencies of the checklist, circulated by letter by Sir Richard Mottram, referred to under Action Point 12 of the revitalising health and safety strategy statement; and if he will make a statement; 
Mrs. Helen Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which senior officials within his Department and its agencies take responsibility for health and safety at board or equivalent level; and where their names are publicised. 
Mr. Lammy: Hugh Taylor, the Director of Corporate Affairs, will shortly be appointed by the Chief Executive as the board member with specific lead responsibility for health and safety in the Department of Health. Details of the appointment will be publicised in the annual report and included in the revised health and safety policy statement for the Department. The policy statement will be available on the Department's website.
Tom Crawley, Branch Head of Corporate Services, is responsible within the Medical Devices Agency (MDA). His name is publicised in the MDA's annual report, though without specific reference to health and safety.
John Short, Health and Safety Officer for the NHS Estates Agency, is the executive officer responsible for ensuring Estates complies with British and appropriate European legislation concerning health and safety. This information is publicised on the Estates intranet, on the health and safety law poster and to staff at their induction.
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has board level responsibility for health and safety within NHSPA. Nigel Holden is named in the annual report as the lead on health and safety.
Chris Uden, the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency's Director of Corporate Development, is the nominated board level lead for health and safety matters within the Agency. This is publicised within the Agency during staff induction sessions and in the minutes of the health and safety policy group meetings.
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