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age, was 20 years;
gestation, was eight weeks;
number of previous children, was no previous children; and
number of previous abortions, was no previous abortion.
The most common ground (96 per cent. of all abortions) was that the pregnancy had not exceeded its 24th week and that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in (a) Essex and (b) Bedford and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority had an abortion in 2005 who had already had (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three, (iv) four and (v) five or more previous abortions. 
|Number of previous terminations|
|SHA||0||1||2||3||4 and more ( 2)||Total|
|(1) This is across the duration of a womans reproductive life-cycle (approximately ages 15-49)|
(2) Group shown for totals 10 or more, in accordance with guidance from the Office for National Statistics
Roger Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many disabled staff in her Department received support through the Access to Work scheme (a) in each of the last five years and (b) in 2006-07. 
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 1548W, on accident and emergency services, if she will list the hospitals in each category. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: National health service trusts self-report the number of accident and emergency (A and E) services they provide against definitions set by the Department for the three types of A and E. The Department does not collect information at the level of individual hospitals. My reply on 7 June 2006, Official Report, column 707W, on A and E services, gave the number of A and E departments, by trust and by type.
Colin Burgon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment the Department has made of the potential impact of the introduction of greater commercial pressures on healthcare providers in the NHS on the reporting of accidents and systems failure. 
Andy Burnham: The Department has not undertaken a formal assessment. However, patient safety and clinical quality remain, at the heart of the national health service reforms and the changes will strengthen the incentives on provider organisations to improve the clinical quality of the services they offer to patients. Experience from leading-edge organisations in the United Kingdom and other countries shows that safe care is also efficient care.
The responsible regulator will be assessing all providers against core standards of safety and quality. This assessment will include ensuring that providers have robust processes for continuous improvement of their safety, including local reporting and analysis of patient safety incidents and full participation in the national reporting and learning system. The National Patient Safety Agency will continue to work with NHS trusts to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement; reporting patient adverse events and near misses is a key component of that culture.
Commissioners may also wish to incorporate quality standards in their contracts with providers, and we will be publishing information on quality indicators to help inform patient choice. These could in future include objective measures of patient safety and clinical outcomes. Extensive comparable information on the quality and safety of care will give patients and commissioners a real understanding of the quality and services available.
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the acute trusts which have ended 2005-06 financial year in deficit; how much she expects the deficit outturn to be; and what proportion of overall turnover that figure represents. 
The 2005-06 provisional unaudited financial position of all national health service organisations (strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and NHS trusts) was announced on 7 June and is available in the Library.
|2005-06 provisional outturnNHS acute trusts in deficit|
|Organisation name||Provisional outturn turnover (£000)||Provisional outturn under/(over) spend (£000)||Provisional outturn under/(over) spend as a percentage of turnover (percentage)|
| Note: Turnover is total operating income Source: 2005-06 month 12 financial monitoring returns|
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