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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many significant consents to discharge trade effluent to watercourses were held by industry in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004; what percentage of these consents were monitored for compliance purposes and inspections made by the Environment Agency; what the level of
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compliance with these consents was; what enforcement actions were taken against sites that breached their consents; what percentage of these consents were reviewed; how many reviews led to a tightening of the discharge consent; and what percentage of consents included red list substances. 
Mr. Morley: The table details the significant consents issued to industry by the Environment Agency for tradeeffluent discharges to watercourses and the corresponding information my hon. Friend requested.
|Number of significant discharge consents||4109||4119||2858|
|Percentage monitored for compliance purposes and inspections made by EA||58.7||65.4||63.0|
|Level of compliance (percentage)||817||82.3||80.0|
|Enforcement action taken against sites that breached consents|
|Percentage of consents reviewed||0.1||0.1||0.3|
|Number of reviews which led to tightening of consent||0||0||8|
|Percentage of consents including List I/I I (red list) substances||13||13||11|
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the number of urban gulls in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each sub-regional area; and if she will provide corresponding estimates for any earlier period for which estimates are available. 
Jim Knight: The Seabird 2000 survey was conducted by Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) in partnership with other organisations including English Nature and RSPB. The survey looked at breeding populations of seabirds between 1998 and 2002. A full report of the survey can be found at:
The report includes a number of tables setting out seabird populations which provides figures for Operation Seafarer and Seabird Colony Register census in comparison to Seabird 2000 at administrative area and country level. Specific data for each region and sub regional area is not available.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many households in Tamworth constituency have received assistance under the Warm Front scheme in each year since its introduction. 
Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information she collects on numbers of wild birds in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: DEFRA annually monitors the numbers of a whole range of birds, through the Breeding Bird Survey. This survey, conducted and funded jointly by the British Trust for Ornithology, the RSPB and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, assesses trends in the numbers of common species of birds across the country. A range of other surveys, funded by these organisations, assesses trends in scarcer species. Annual reports are produced for each of the surveys, but summary information derived from them is contained in the report The State of the UK's Birds 2004" 1 which was published in July 2005.
Major successes since 1970 include scarce breeders with mainly southern distributions, such as little ringed plovers, woodlarks and Dartford warblers, that may be benefiting from climate change; species such as the buzzard that may be experiencing less persecution than in the past; and species such as the woodpigeon, which may be benefiting from changes in agricultural cropping patterns.
Recent surveys have detected encouraging increases for some of our most vulnerable breeding species: corncrakes, bitterns and nightjars. One species, the hen harrier, showed encouraging increases in the north and west but worrying declines elsewhere in its range.
The all-species, farmland and woodland wild bird indicators for the UK have all shown a slight increase over the last year. However, the farmland bird indicator remains below 60 per cent. of its 1970 value.
The report recognised encouraging progress towards meeting species' targets in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan where concerted conservation action has resulted in increases in numbers of bitterns, corncrakes, stone-curlews and cirl buntingsall species that were at serious risk of extinction as recently as the mid-1990s. While there is no reason for complacency, indications are that the dramatic rate of long-term decline in overall bird populations may have been halted.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent questions concerning how many people under the age of 18 years have (a) been killed in accidents and (b) committee suicide, during each of the last five years. I am replying in her absence. (32116, 32117)
The most recent available figures are for the calendar year 2004. The figures below show the number of deaths from (a) accidents and (b) intentional self harm among those aged 0 to 17 for the calendar years 2000 to 2004.
|Aged 012||Aged 1317|
|Accidents(5)||Suicide(6)||Accidents(5)||Suicide and injury of undetermined intent(7)|
Mr. Kemp: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many deaths in (a) Houghton and Washington, East, (b) Sunderland and (c) Tyne and Wear alcohol was the primary cause in each of the past five years. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking in how many deaths in (a) Houghton and Washington East, (b) Sunderland and (c) Tyne and Wear alcohol was the primary cause in each of the last five years. (32871)
The latest year for which figures are available is 2004. The table below shows the numbers of deaths among residents of the parliamentary constituency of Houghton and Washington East, metropolitan district of Sunderland and former metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear where the underlying cause of death indicated a condition directly related to alcohol use in the years 2000 to 2004.
|Number of deaths|
|Houghton and Washington, East||Sunderland||Tyne and Wear|
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