HC Deb 27 March 2003 vol 402 cc396-7W
Mr. Roger Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much meat, broken down by type, has been identified as unfit for human consumption by Government Departments and Government agencies in(a) farms, (b) abattoirs and (c) retailers in each of the last 10 years; and how many (i) prosecutions and (ii) convictions have resulted. [102864]

Ms Blears

I am advised by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that the information requested is not collected centrally.

However, the FSA does collect certain information from local food authorities as required under EC Directive 89/397/EEC on official controls and under the FSA's framework agreement on local authority food law enforcement. The information is published in the annual return to the European Commission under the official controls directive, copies of which are in the Library. The information collected does not provide a breakdown of information in the way requested. Details of results of samples taken, and of consequent prosecutions, are recorded for meat, game and poultry, but are not divided by type or species nor record if the meat was found unfit for human consumption.

NHS Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS): Medical and dental staff and non-medical staff within west Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust as at 30 September each year
Numbers (headcount)
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
All HCHS staff within West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust 2,084 1,996 2,237 2,310 2,479
Of which
All medical and dental staff 173 183 177 206 208
All non-medical staff 1,911 1,813 2,060 2,104 2,271
Of which
All qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 688 612 719 728 832
All other non-medical staff 1,223 1,201 1,341 1,376 1,439


Department of Health Medical and Dental Workforce Census

Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census