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Correction to Commons Written Answer

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 2 July 2009

Statement

My honourable friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Gillian Merron) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I regret that the following Written Answers contained information which was incorrect:

the Written Answer given to the honourable Member for Boston and Skegness on 26 March 2009 (Official Report, col. 689W);

the Written Answer given to the honourable Member for Romsey on 15 July 2008 (Official Report, col. 353W);

the Written Answer given to the honourable Member for Romsey on 20 November 2007 (Official Report, col. 831W);

the Written Answer given to the honourable Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole on 24 October 2007 (Official Report, col. 387W);

the Written Answer given to the honourable Member for South Cambridgeshire on 18 May 2007 (Official Report, col. 1016W);

the Written Answer given to the honourable Member for South Cambridgeshire on 20 June 2007 (Official Report, col. 1913W); and

the Written Answer given to the honourable Member for Stockton South on 5 July 2006 (Official Report, col. 1236W);

These Answers all related to the number of E112 forms issued by the Department of Health to UK citizens seeking planned treatment in another European economic area (EEA) member state. The incorrect information which was given was a result of IT problems and data capture issues faced by the Department of Health team in Newcastle responsible for the collation of E112 information. The correct processes and systems are now in place.

The correct number of E112 forms issued for proton therapy in another EEA member state is as follows:

Year

E112s issued for proton therapy

2006

5

2007

14

2008

10

Total

29

The correct number of E112 forms issued between 01.04.08 and 30.06.08 by country of treatment is as follows:

Countries of treatment

Country

Austria

5

Belgium

15

Finland

7

France

100

Germany

26

Greece

3

Italy

6

Netherlands

2

Spain

9

Sweden

7

Switzerland

8

Czech Republic

11

Hungary

5

Poland

141

Slovakia

8

Total

353

The correct number of E112 forms issued between 2002 and 2008 is as follows:

Year

Number of E112 forms issued

2002

1393

2003

1287

2004

503

2005

360

2006

412

2007

534

2008 (between 01.01.08 and 27.10.08)

923

No E112 forms covering fertility treatment in another EEA member state were issued between 2002 and 2008. Equivalent data in relation to all Written Answers for years prior to 2002 are not available.