§ Mr. Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many staff were dismissed in the last year from the NHS following disciplinary action, in the last year for which figures are available; 
(2) how many staff were (a) demoted and (b) suspended, pending investigation, in the last year for which figures are available in the NHS; 
(3) how many NHS staff were given (a) a first written warning and (b) a final written warning in the last week for which figures are available; 
(4) how many disciplinary panels were convened in the NHS in the last year for which figures are available; 
(5) how many employees of the NHS are currently suspended; 
(6) how many working days were missed as a result of suspension of staff within the NHS over the last year; 
(7) how many appeals against disciplinary action were made by NHS staff in the last year; and what percentage of those appeals were upheld. 
§ Mr. Denham
The Department does not routinely collect information regarding the disciplinary proceedings carried out in National Health Service organisations. However, it does collect information regarding the suspension of hospital doctors and community dentists which have lasted longer than six months.
The most recent information collected shows that in the period 1 July to 30 September the total number of hospital doctors and community dentists who had been suspended for longer than six months was 26.