HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c850W
Mr. Hepburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were waiting to be registered by NHS dentists in(a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear, (d) the North East and (e) England in each year since 1997. [128888]

Ms Rosie Winterton

This information is not held centrally. Registrations remain broadly stable in these areas and are shown in the following table.

The new centrally provided NHS national email service is now available to all staff, although take-up is a matter for local priorities. The NHS Directory (electronic address book) is one of the largest in the world and today holds 930,000 entries. The simple mail transfer protocol relay service through which internal NHS messaging, including e-mail, is handled, carried over 30 million messages in August 2003.

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