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Table 3: Claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance resident in the London borough of Brent
All claimants Long-term claimants( 1,2)

1997

12,893

5,200

1998

10,463

3,640

1999

9,080

2,840

2000

7,691

2,235

2001

6,885

1,605

2002

8,046

1,790

2003

8,383

2,065

2004

8,133

2,215

2005

7,680

1,765

(1) Computerised claims only. Dataset rounded to nearest 5 (2) Over 12 months. Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative data held on NomisĀ(r)

Volunteering

John Hemming: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the contribution to the UK economy of those on benefits who volunteer. [86735]

Dawn Primarolo: No such research has been undertaken. However, the Government recognises the potential impact of volunteering on helping benefit claimants return to work, and has taken a number of steps to facilitate volunteering. The Russell Commission looked at the experiences of young volunteers in receipt of benefits, and put forward a number of recommendations, as well as publishing the Guide to Volunteering on Benefits.

Whole of Government Accounts Process

Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on the dry run of the Whole of Government Accounts process for 2005-06. [88090]

Mr. Timms: In December 2005, HM Treasury published a report entitled ‘Delivering the benefits of accruals accounting for the whole public sector’. Within this document a full account was given of the Whole of Government process to date and the intended 2005-06 dry run. There is no current intention to publish any further account of the 2005-06 Whole of Government dry run process.

Health

Abortion

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of abortions were performed on pregnancies of (a) under nine weeks, (b) nine to 12 weeks, (c) 13 to 16 weeks, (d) 17 to 19 weeks, (e) 20 to 23 weeks and (f) 24 weeks and over duration in 2005. [85147]

Caroline Flint: The information requested is shown in the following table:


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Abortions, residents: percentages by gestation, England and Wales, 2005
Gestation Percentage

Under 9 weeks

53.6

9 to 12 weeks

35.7

13 to 16 weeks

7.2

17 to 19 weeks

2.1

20 to 23 weeks

1.3

24 weeks and over

0.1

Total abortions

100


Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been performed under the terms of the Abortion Act 1967 as amended by section 34 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990; and how many and what proportion were performed (a) in an emergency to save the life of the mother and (b) in cases of rape. [85170]

Caroline Flint: There were 5.3 million (5,289,701) abortions performed in England and Wales on residents between 1968 and 2005. In the period between 1968 and 2002, 410 were performed under Section 1(4), in an emergency to save the life of the mother. The proportion performed in cases of rape is not collected.

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total number of abortions was in 2005 at (a) 26 weeks and (b) each week after the 26th, broken down by grounds for termination. [85171]

Caroline Flint: We are unable to provide these data for confidentiality reasons as set out in Statistical Bulletin 2006-01, “Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2005”; copies of which are available from the Library and also on the Department's website at:

Agenda for Change

Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clerical and administrative staff have been allocated lower pay bands as a result of Agenda for Change. [84877]

Ms Rosie Winterton: From the available information on the computer aided job evaluation system it would suggest that the majority administrative and clerical posts are matching national profiles across bands one to five. This cannot readily be compared to the previous Whitley system.

Alcohol-related Conditions

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) under and (b) over the age of 18 years were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related
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problem in each year since 1997 for which figures are available, broken down by (i) region, (ii) health authority and (iii) primary care trust. [84911]

Caroline Flint: The information requested is not held centrally in the format requested. However, data are
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provided in the following table for patients admitted to hospital for alcohol-related problems broken down by strategic health authority (SHA) for 2003-04 and 2004-05.

Count of patients admitted to hospital for alcohol-related conditions by region, SHA and age (ICD10 codes F10,K70,T51) Data for all NHS hospitals in England, data years 2003-04, 2004-05
2004-05 2003-04
Government office region SHA under 18 18 and over under 18 18 and over

East of England

Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

263

4,558

251

4,381

East of England

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

170

2,323

170

1,842

East of England

Essex

118

2,552

103

2,099

London

North West London

107

3,953

107

3,596

London

North Central London

91

2,683

75

2,275

London

North East London

77

2,930

109

2,916

London

South East London

130

3,812

121

3,131

South East

South West London

156

2,584

162

2,073

North East

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

306

6,032

246

5,512

North East

County Durham and Tees Valley

280

4,108

247

3,481

Yorkshire and The Humber

North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

352

4,322

348

3,837

Yorkshire and The Humber

West Yorkshire

283

5,447

293

4,828

Yorkshire and The Humber

South Yorkshire

194

3,255

164

2,885

North West

Cumbria and Lancashire

447

6,763

380

6,130

North West

Greater Manchester

642

10,707

519

8,670

North West

Cheshire and Merseyside

546

11,228

540

10,496

South East

Thames Valley

231

3,677

201

3,050

South East

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

279

3,722

260

3,392

South East

Kent and Medway

226

3,049

191

2,650

South East

Surrey and Sussex

367

5,585

340

4,677

South West

Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

281

5,687

264

4,402

South West

South West Peninsula

286

4,321

296

4,113

South West

Dorset and Somerset

159

2,643

145

2,216

East Midlands

Trent

399

6,897

356

6,233

East Midlands

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland

139

2,964

131

2,530

West Midlands

Shropshire and Staffordshire

237

2,958

237

2,800

West Midlands

Birmingham and the Black Country

311

6,491

324

5,945

West Midlands

West Midlands South

216

2,994

222

2,746

Other/unknown

133

4,995

107

3,758

Notes:
Ungrossed Data
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data that is the data are ungrossed.
Patient counts
Patient counts are based on the unique patient identifier HES1D. This identifier is derived based on patient's date of birth, postcode, sex, local patient identifier and NHS number, using an agreed algorithm. Where data are incomplete, HESID must erroneously link episodes or fail to recognise episodes for the same patient. Care is therefore needed, especially where duplicate records persist in the data. The patient count cannot be summed across a table where patients may have episodes in more than one cell.
ICD10 codes used: F10, T51, K70 - Alcohol related admissions.
Data have been provided for 2004-05 and 2003-04 only as data from earlier years are not comparable as a time series in the requested format due to boundary changes of SHA's.
Source:
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care.

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