HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 cc115-6W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of(a) the availability and (b) the take-up of broadband services by (i) individuals and (ii) businesses in the constituency of Buckingham. [22532]

Mr. Alexander

The Government have made no assessment at that level of localised information. A map showing availability of broadband services in the UK has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

Mr. Wilson

[holding answer 12 December 2001]: Healthcall, the company contracted to undertake the delivery of the Medical Assessment Process, has completed 50,124 appointments, to date. The Department is unable to list the diagnosed disability in each case. The number of appointments completed by region is as follows:

Region Number of appointments completed
Yorkshire 6,124
North East 2,300
North West 1,226
Nottinghamshire 2,244
Derbyshire 693
Midlands Other 1,871
South West 77
South East 528
Wales 7,670
Scotland 2,583
Mobile Test Units 359
Domicillary 2,912
Deceased MAPs 21,537
Total 50,124