To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) fires and (b) false fire alarms there were in the NHS in each year since 1997. 
Reporting of fire incidents and false alarms by national health service trusts became mandatory in 1998. The information requested is shown in the table.
|Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS)–Medical and dental staff by employing organization|
|HHS medical and dental||Hospital medical and dental|
|As at September each year||All staff||Consultants||All staff||Consultants|
|Sunderland City Hospitals NHS Trust||RLN||353||125||338||125|
|Wearside Priority Health Care NHS Trust||RLH||43||18||43||18|
|Sunderland City Hospitals NHS Trust||RLN||361||126||348||126|
|Wearside Priority Health Care NHS Trust||RLH||42||18||42||18|
|Sunderland City Hospitals NHS Trust||RLN||366||139||357||139|
|Wearside Priority Health Care NHS Trust||RLH||43||21||43||21|
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses in (a) Sunderland Royal Hospital, (b) Hartlepool General Hospital, (c) North Tees Hospital and (d) University Hospital Durham are training to become nurse practitioners. 
The information requested on nurses training to become nurse practitioners is shown in the table.
|Trus||Nurse practitioners in training|
|City Hospitals Sunderland National Health Service Trust (Sunderland Royal Hospital)||8|
|County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust (University Hospital of Durham)||2|
|North Tees and Hartlepool National Health Service Trust (University Hospital of Hartlepool and University Hospital of North Tees)||6|
|Fire incidents||False alarms|
Figures for 2002–03 are not yet available.
The incidents identified in the above table represent the number of occasions when fire services attended NHS sites. As such, it includes incidents of varying degrees of severity, with the vast majority resulting from circumstances such as burnt toast, smoke or steam from cooking and contractor activity.